United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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11. Expressing your views

These are the resources you may find useful when looking for information relating to this specific standard as described in the National Care Standards, care at home (Scotland).


    UKHCA Factsheet: Accompanying service users on outings and holidays

    First Page of Document

    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


    The UKHCA Code of Practice (1st February 2016)

    Front cover of the UKHCA Code of Practice

    As a member-led professional association, our mission is to promote high quality, sustainable care services so that people can continue to live at home and in their local community.

    The Code of Practice reflects UKHCA member organisations’ commitment to this Mission.

    This Code of Practice applies to all UKHCA members providing homecare services to people of all ages and in all situations. Where UKHCA members are acting as an employment agency (solely providing introductory services) they will abide by the Code of Practice, to the extent that the Code applies to the services they offer. All UKHCA members will sign their agreement to abide by the Code of Practice on first becoming members and re-affirm this annually at renewal.

    You can read the contents of the Code of Practice online or download a copy using the below links.

    Go to: The UKHCA Code of Practice (1st February 2016)


    External Links

    Below are external links to organisations that have already produced useful information relating to this regulatory topic.


    The Care Commission

    The Care Commission was set up in April 2002 under the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 to regulate all adult, child and independent healthcare services in Scotland.

    Visit: The Care Commission [Link opens in a new window] Link opens in new window