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    Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

    Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

    Inaction by the Government in its approach to the social care workforce in England has been roundly criticised in a new report from the National Audit Office United Kingdom Homecare Association welcomed the NAO report for highlighting that a lack of action by the Department of Health and Social Care has not achieved value for […]

    8th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Budget 2017 is a huge disappointment for those who depend social care

    Budget 2017 is a huge disappointment for those who depend social care

    Following today’s Autumn Budget, presented to Parliament by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, United Kingdom Homecare Association’s Chief Executive, Bridget Warr CBE, commented: “The Budget is a huge disappointment for the social care sector and the older and disabled people whom we support.  Once again there is no mention of […]

    22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    United Kingdom Homecare Association announces appointments to board

    United Kingdom Homecare Association announces appointments to board

    United Kingdom Homecare Association is delighted to announce three non-executive directors were elected to join UKHCA’s able and committed Board at our recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 10 October 2017.  The new Board members are: ·   David Chalk of Windrush Care Ltd, Gloucestershire ·   Lynn James of Carebridge Staffing Ltd, Kent ·   Gavin Stedman-Bryce, […]

    26th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Could the social care issue bring down government?

    Could the social care issue bring down government?

    Outgoing UKHCA chair Mike Padgham signed off from the organisation with a warning that failing to act on the current crisis in social care could bring down a government. In his last speech to the UKHCA’s Annual General Meeting, after nine years as its chair, Mr Padgham said: “Though they might not realise it yet, […]

    10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    CQC report State of Care brings comments from across the care industry

    CQC report State of Care brings comments from across the care industry

    This year’s State of Care shows that, thanks to the efforts of staff and leaders, the quality of health and social care has been maintained despite very real challenges and the majority of people are getting good, safe care. But future quality is precarious as the system struggles with complex new types of demand, access […]

    10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    A clear plan of how social care will be funded needed from government now

    A clear plan of how social care will be funded needed from government now

    A leading social care spokesman has called for greater respect to be paid to the people who deliver homecare and the country’s oldest and most vulnerable people who receive it. In his last speech to the UKHCA conference as its chair, Mike Padgham spoke of his frustration that in his 11 years in the post, […]

    12th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Leaked Brexit report on EU migration policy will create ‘a perfect storm’ for social care

    Leaked Brexit report on EU migration policy will create ‘a perfect storm’ for social care

    The ability of the homecare sector to recruit and retain sufficient care workers will be significantly challenged if proposals contained in a leaked Home Office paper on EU migration policy are implemented, says the United Kingdom Homecare Association, the professional body for domiciliary care providers. UKHCA notes that this is a leaked report, which the […]

    6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Healthwatch report points out fragility of care system says UKHCA

    Healthwatch report points out fragility of care system says UKHCA

    Welcoming an analysis of the views of older and disabled people by Healthwatch England, Bridget Warr CBE, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Homecare Association, said: “As a society, we should be proud that the vast majority of people receive good support at home, but concerned that this is not always the case. “Healthwatch’s report […]

    24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

    UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

    Today, within the Queen’s speech, the Government has outlined its long terms plans to address the social care crisis. The Government has indicated that the consultation will set out options to improve the social care system and to put it on a more secure financial foundation, supporting individuals, families and communities. Bridget Warr CBE, UKHCA’s […]

    21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care providers urge government to tackle social care with open letter to Theresa May

    Care providers urge government to tackle social care with open letter to Theresa May

    The recent election campaign showed the importance of social care to the electorate.  However, with the risk of a long-term solution to social care funding becoming a political issue that is too hot to handle for a minority Government, United Kingdom Homecare Association and its members have produced the following open letter to the Prime […]

    20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

    Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

    The Independent Care Group says the country needs urgent clarity on how the government is going to tackle social care and help the 1.2m people currently living without the care they need. A rapid resolution of the political leadership of the UK is urgent, so that a new Government can build a consensus to secure […]

    9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    UKHCA’s responds to the Conservative party’s social care proposals with own manifesto

    UKHCA’s responds to the Conservative party’s social care proposals with own manifesto

    “UKHCA has repeatedly called for the balance of responsibility for funding social care between the individual and the state to be clarified.  Discussion about proposals contained in the Conservative Party manifesto show that social care is an important issue for the public.   “There would need to be a genuine consultation with stakeholders and experts […]

    24th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    UKHCA’s responds to the Tory party’s social care proposals

    UKHCA’s responds to the Tory party’s social care proposals

    United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), a professional body for homecare providers, has released the following comments in response to proposals to set the threshold for state-funded assistance for homecare services to £100,000, including housing equity, as contained in the Conservative Party election manifesto. A proper definition of the balance of responsibility between the individual and the […]

    18th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    UKHCA urges political parties to commit to social care and relieve pressure on the NHS

    UKHCA urges political parties to commit to social care and relieve pressure on the NHS

    UKHCA has just published its manifesto urging political parties and candidates standing for election, to commit to ensuring almost one million older and disabled people can remain healthy and independent in their own homes, while also enabling family members to combine caring responsibilities with family life and employment. The manifesto provides sound and achievable commitments […]

    8th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Government has not addressed the social care crisis as elderly and vulnerable left to fend for themselves

    Government has not addressed the social care crisis as elderly and vulnerable left to fend for themselves

    Following today’s announcement by Sajid Javid that an extra £900m will be made available to fund social care over the next two years local authorities and care providers have commented on the funding and what it really means to the elderly and vulnerable. “Allowing local authorities to increase council tax to boost social care funding […]

    15th December 2016 | By | Reply More
    Chancellor misses opportunity to address the needs of the vulnerable, elderly and disabled

    Chancellor misses opportunity to address the needs of the vulnerable, elderly and disabled

    Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP has today delivered the final Autumn Statement confirming that from now it would be replaced by a Spring Statement. The content of the statement has been met with shock and dismay with care providers and social care associations claiming the Government has betrayed the elderly and vulnerable […]

    23rd November 2016 | By | Reply More
    UKHCA welcomes analysis report on adult social care

    UKHCA welcomes analysis report on adult social care

    UKHCA welcomes today’s report from the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) analysing complaints which it received from people who use social care services in 2015-16. LGO’s report contains an encouraging picture that more people are willing to speak out when things go wrong, when their services are commissioned poorly, or delivered inappropriately. UKHCA’s Policy Director, Colin […]

    10th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Social care underfunding leaves many vulnerable people with ‘post code’ basic care

    Social care underfunding leaves many vulnerable people with ‘post code’ basic care

    The Richmond Group of Charities has today released Real Lives, which describes real life experiences of seven individuals and families who are using social care services today. Real Lives is launched alongside a major report, Social Care for Older People: Home Truths, from the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust. You can read the report here Social Care for Older People: Home Truths revealed: […]

    15th September 2016 | By | Reply More
    15 minute calls is a result of underfunding of care by government and councils

    15 minute calls is a result of underfunding of care by government and councils

    UKHCA welcomes Unison’s report ‘Suffering alone at home’ released today which highlights the acute lack of time in the homecare system.  Unison found that 74% of councils in England are still commissioning homecare visits of 15 minutes or fewer and these are still being used for personal care.   UKHCA’s Policy Director, Colin Angel, commented:   […]

    29th January 2016 | By | Reply More
    Alistair Burt MP leaps to challenge set by UKHCA

    Alistair Burt MP leaps to challenge set by UKHCA

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