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United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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15. RAR - Regulation 18: Staffing

These are the resources you may find useful when looking for information relating to this specific outcome as described in the Guidance about compliance, Essential standards of quality and safety (England).

 

    Guide to TUPE - UKHCA factsheet now available to members

    Available to UKHCA members only. Information on how to join UKHCA.

    TUPE is one of the most complicated areas of employment law that affects homecare providers. It can apply in many different types of situations and continues to evolve, as businesses change hands, service providers change, and councils outsource their homecare services. Assessing the effect of TUPE on a transfer is a key aspect of gauging the viability of a contract, both for the transferring and the transferee employer. This guide by Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP is intended to be a simple introduction to help UKHCA members understand TUPE and how it can affect their businesses. 

    Go to: Guide to TUPE - UKHCA factsheet now available to members

     

    UKHCA Factsheet: Accompanying service users on outings and holidays

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    Available to UKHCA members only. Information on how to join UKHCA.

    The role of homecare providers increasingly extends to accompanying service users outside the home or on holiday, important activities to enhance well-being, maintain independence and reduce social isolation. UKHCA's revised factsheet: "Accompanying service users on outings and holidays" describes some of the issues homecare providers need to consider and sources of further advice.

    Go to: UKHCA Factsheet: Accompanying service users on outings and holidays

     

    UKHCA Factsheet: Employing homecare workers aged 16 and 17 years

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    Available to UKHCA members only. Information on how to join UKHCA.

    This guidance is designed to summarise the various regulators' positions on the employment of careworkers aged 16 and 17. Guidance revised January 2020.

    Go to: UKHCA Factsheet: Employing homecare workers aged 16 and 17 years

     

    UKHCA Factsheet: Employment status of careworkers

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    Available to UKHCA members only. Information on how to join UKHCA.

    The homecare sector uses a variety of patterns of employment for staff who care for people in their own home. Some careworkers are employed by the homecare provider or agency, and some are supplied as agency workers for employment by the service user. In other cases workers are self-employed. It is vital to know the employment correct status of the worker, for the reasons explained by Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP in this factsheet.

    Go to: UKHCA Factsheet: Employment status of careworkers

     

    Daily Average Hours Agreement - revised version March 2015

    Available to UKHCA members only. Information on how to join UKHCA.

    The UKHCA National Minimum Wage Toolkit contains a suggestion that where staff undertake unmeasured work (usually live-in careworkers or staff working on-call) a daily average agreement should be used unless all hours worked are recorded (paragraph 57). Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP have produced a specimen daily average agreement for the use of UKHCA members, with guidance and checklist. We recommend that members take legal advice if they want help on adapting the agreement to suit their business or if they have specific requirements. The agreement is available in Microsoft Word. A revised version of this agreement was uploaded in March 2015 which includes changes to NMW legislation. This replaces the February 2014 version.

    Go to: Daily Average Hours Agreement - revised version March 2015

     

    Publications Catalogue and Order Form

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    Our updated Publications Catalogue and Order Form include details of our main publications, including our "Train the Trainer" resources. UKHCA members receive substantial discounts on our publications. The products in this publication can also be purchased online but, if you prefer, please download the PDF (link below), save it to your PC, edit it on your PC and then save and email it back to us.

    Go to: Publications Catalogue and Order Form

     

    Recruitment Masterclass by Sticky People

    Available to UKHCA members only. Information on how to join UKHCA.

    Neil Eastwood, founder of UKHCA commercial members Sticky People, gave a 'Recruitment Masterclass - Secrets from the world's best homecare business' at the Health + Care Show that took place in June 2015. Neil has now written an article based on his presentation and shared with us a Telephone Interview Form Template. Our thanks to Neil for his kind permission to allow these to be uploaded for the benefit of other UKHCA members. 

    Go to: Recruitment Masterclass by Sticky People