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United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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Low Pay Commission says funding is key challenge for adult social care sectorLow Pay Commission says funding is key challenge for adult social care sector

The Low Pay Commission has issued its annual report for 2018 on the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. The Commission notes, on pages 93-94, that the adult social care sector continues to be under significant financial pressure and a lack of funding. UKHCA's estimate of the average cost of an hour of homecare (£18.01) is quoted, together with our concerns about travel time not being included in rural councils' rates, limited options to improve productivity in the homecare sector, and competition for staff with the NHS and other sectors. The LPC commented that funding, rather than the NLW, was the key challenge for the adult social care sector. LPC press release


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