United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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Information for Researchers

UKHCA provides An overview of the UK domiciliary care sector to all researchers. These headline statistics are aimed at researchers, management consultants and organisations considering entry into the homecare sector. The figures are a summary of the most recent analysis available and will be revised as new data becomes available.

The homecare sector suffers from a lack of routine data collection in all four administrations of the UK. Despite this, the figures in this downloadable document help to give a summary of how many people benefit from homecare, who provides the care, and how it is paid for.

UKHCA’s specific research on the independent sector homecare workforce can also be downloaded:

Due to the number of requests for information, UKHCA regrets it is unable to provide any further detailed analysis or telephone support to independent consultants or non-member organisations. A limited amount of support is available to voluntary and statutory sector organisations and registered charities.

Interviews and contact with providers and careworkers

UKHCA receives an overwhelming number of requests from journalists, researchers and marketing companies who want to talk with, or interview, homecare providers or individual careworkers. Due to the significant demands on our capacity, and the low response received from providers, UKHCA regrets that it is unable arrange interviews or other contact with our member organisations or their staff. Please note that we do not sell or provide mail shot information or e-mail addresses in spreadsheet or database format.

Homecare or Care Homes?

Homecare, also known as domiciliary care, is provided by care workers in a service user’s own home. It is an option for those who do not wish to move into a care home (previously known as nursing homes or residential homes).

If you would like to find out more about homecare, please see our information for researchers An overview of the UK domiciliary care sector.

If you would like further information about care homes, the following organisations may be able to help: