Tag: UKHCA

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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Social care minister Alistair Burt challenged to spend a day delivering homecare

Social care minister Alistair Burt challenged to spend a day delivering homecare

Older and vulnerable adults receiving the care they need in their own home have been let down by successive government, a sector leader told homecare providers. Speaking at the annual conference of the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), the body’s chairman Mike Padgham warned that the Government’s autumn spending review would be ‘make or break […]

29th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Bradford Care Association threatens legal action as local authority pays ‘well below’ local rates

Bradford Care Association threatens legal action as local authority pays ‘well below’ local rates

Bradford Care Association Chairman and Managing Director of Czajka Care Group Konrad Czajka whose company Czajka Care Group owns nursing homes in the Bradford area has spoken out about local authority payments to home care firms. Konrad Czajka said “Some home care businesses that look after the elderly in their own homes are already being […]

23rd October 2015 | By | Reply More
UKHCA releases report on how skilled homecare can play a pivotal role in dementia care

UKHCA releases report on how skilled homecare can play a pivotal role in dementia care

Nine actions to improve dementia care in the community, have been developed by care providers, commissioners, regulators and health sector partners published this week all urged to take action. A new report that demonstrates how skilled homecare can play a pivotal role in enabling people living with dementia and their family to live well at home (note […]

22nd October 2015 | By | Reply More
Labour announce plans for the NHS and health and social care-Comments

Labour announce plans for the NHS and health and social care-Comments

With 100 days to go to the General Election 2015 Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham announced plans to reform the health and social care system today; “Joining up care from home to hospital,” is the party’s mantra and it is in tune with the policy aspirations of many health experts and think tanks. Labour is […]

27th January 2015 | By | Reply More
Burstow Commission – comment from Trevor Brocklebank, Home Instead

Burstow Commission – comment from Trevor Brocklebank, Home Instead

‘Betrayal of our elderly’, ‘Crisis looms as elderly see different carer every week’ – just some of the shocking headlines that dominate today’s national news media following the publication of a new report into the home care sector.   The Burstow Commission ‘Key to Care’ report follows an investigation chaired by Paul Burstow MP, former […]

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