United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. UKHCA helps organisations that provide social care (also known as domiciliary care or homecare), which may include nursing services, to people in their own homes.

The Association represents over two-thousand organisations across the United Kingdom, in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a United Kingdom where a choice of high quality, sustainable home-based care is available to everyone who would benefit.

Our Mission

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.

Our values


We will be efficient and effective in our work; accountable, honest and driven by quality.


We are focused on our mission; wholehearted in our approach and will see things through.


Our advice and campaigning will be fact-based and we will be authoritative on homecare and related issues.


We will be considerate, responsive, patient and respectful in our dealings with others and will listen intelligently.


We will anticipate and research issues and, as leaders in the field, will be positive and constructive in our approach.

UKHCA’s Code of Practice

All care-providing members sign up to the UKHCA Code of Practice when they join UKHCA and renew their membership, as a signal of their commitment to UKHCA’s mission and vision.

Further information

For further information about UKHCA, please refer to the UKHCA website.