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United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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UKHCA on the blueprint for social care reform white paperUKHCA on the blueprint for social care reform white paper

The blueprint for NHS and social care reform following the pandemic has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Commenting on the news, UKHCA's Policy Director Colin Angel said:

“Today’s White Paper promises to lay some of the foundations for longer-term reform of the adult social care system in England, including a more joined-up approach to social care and health. Of particular interest is what could be an answer to UKHCA’s consistent calls for greater oversight and accountability of the commissioning of social care by local government and the NHS. If delivered well, this could ensure that market-shaping responsibilities in the Care Act 2014 are properly met. Improved powers for the Secretary of State to make payments directly to adult social care providers, where appropriate, will provide a way of avoiding delays which have characterised emergency funding during the pandemic”.

Notes for Editors

1. United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) is the professional association for more than 2,150 domiciliary care providers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

2. As a member-led professional association, UKHCA’s purpose is to enable a strong, sustainable, innovative, and person-led homecare sector to flourish. We represent and support our members so that people can live well and independently at home.

3. For further information please contact:
Matthew Kiernan, Press Officer
United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd
Sutton Business Centre, Restmor Way, Wallington, SM6 7AH
Telephone: 020 8661 8188
Mobile: 07393 012113
E-mail: media@ukhca.co.uk
Website: www.ukhca.co.uk
Twitter: @ukhca
Registered in England, No. 3083104

 


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