Homecare providers unimpressed with Government’s rhetoric
Central and local government rhetoric on homecare needs to match reality, according to the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA).
Launching the organisation’s manifesto for sustainable care at home at the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services annual conference in Liverpool UKHCA chief executive Lesley Rimmer said independent and voluntary sector providers already delivered 78% of state-funded homecare, making them the critical delivery partners.
‘Any social care strategy that does not have these providers at its heart will inevitably fail people who use homecare services,’ said Ms Rimmer.
‘This manifesto sets out actions for central and local government and providers themselves to address the urgent demographic and workforce challenges to the homecare sector and to ensure that people who use services receive genuine choice about their personal care.’
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