Migration policy: A homecare provider’s perspective

The new UK migration system will not include a visa option for the dismissively named “low-skilled” workforce after Brexit. This has caused huge concern for homecare providers working in a seriously underfunded care system. Non-British nationals make a major contribution to the UK’s social care system. A homecare provider in …

Joint open letter on adult social care

A joint open letter from the LGA, Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Association of Directors of Public Health, Association for Real Change, Associated Retirement Community Operators, Care England, Care Provider Alliance, Carers UK, Independent Age, NHS Confederation, Shared Lives Plus, Solace, United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group. Dear …

Manifesto 2019

Our next government has a significant opportunity to place the future well-being of older and disabled people at the heart of our nation’s vision for a society which values every citizen. Supporting older and disabled people to live well and independently at home. Download the full version of the Manifesto …

Spending Review 2020-2021 – Funding of homecare services

The following letter was sent to the Department of Health and Social Care before the anticipated spending review for 2020-2021.  UKHCA first met with the Department’s Spending Review team in April 2019.  Formal submissions from stakeholders had not been requested prior to the announcement by HM Treasury that a spending …

Is our careworker allowed to..?

Homecare has come a long way since the days of home helps, when support at home was largely domestic and increasing personal care needs often resulted in admission to residential care.  Now people with relatively complex needs can be supported to live independently, without the need to leave their own …