Tag: UKHCA

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:   […]

January 29, 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 […]

October 29, 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 […]

October 23, 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 […]

October 22, 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 […]

January 27, 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 […]

December 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
How can homecare companies operate a decent care service as local authorites force bidding down?

How can homecare companies operate a decent care service as local authorites force bidding down?

As local authorities force down the value of care to £15 per hour or less a group of social care providers have vowed to continue in their fight to get fairer funding to look after older and disabled adults. Over the last 25 plus years many social care providers have been forced into closure as […]

August 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
CQC introduce special measures regime for care providers where there’s abuse, neglect and poor care

CQC introduce special measures regime for care providers where there’s abuse, neglect and poor care

  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced earlier today it will work together with the Adult Social Care sector to put together a new regime that will tackle failing care through special measures from April 2015. Andrea Sutcliffe, the Care Quality Commission’s Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said: “In people’s homes and care homes […]

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