We recognise the true value of homecare for all of us in our society. We work to ensure homecare receives the recognition and investment it deserves.
To do this, we represent homecare at every level of government, with regulators and the media, as well as lead prominent campaigns to raise the profile of homecare.
Successes achieved for homecare during the last year include:
Local authorities required to conduct cost of care exercises and publish market sustainability plans, after years of campaigning by the Homecare Association
£562 million allocated for the Market Sustainability and Improvement Fund in 2022, with a further £570m in 2023, resulting in an average increase in fee rates for homecare of 9.6% in 2023
Introduction of CQC oversight of local authority commissioning, after years of campaigning by the Homecare Association
£500m allocated for the Adult Social Care Discharge Fund in 2022, £600m in 2023 and £1b in 2024, after campaigning for continuity of funding to enable planning
£50m allocated for workforce development, including workforce career pathway, funded learning and development offer and skills passport.
Social care providers involved early in winter planning in 2023
£100m for Care Technology to support providers adopt digital care records and assistive technology, as well as improve cyber resilience
Lobbying to ensure that careworkers remain on the Shortage Occupation List
£15 million to support International Recruitment
Free PPE extended until March 2024
Uniform Tax Relief extended to homecare workers