The Homecare Association produces authoritative, evidence-based publications that increase people’s understanding of the homecare sector.

Our flagship publications are free, and available to providers, policymakers, commissioners, academics, and everyone with an interest in homecare.


Our flagship publications include:  

Homecare Association's Minimum Price for Homecare Homecare Association's Minimum Price for Homecare

The Homecare Association has published its calculation for the Minimum Price for Homecare of £28.53 per hour in England, effective from April 2024, when the National Living Wage increases to £11.44 per hour.

A Minimum Price for Homecare – April 2024 to March 2025


Homecare Market Overview Homecare Market Overview

In the Market Overview 2024, we analyse data published by recognised sources to produce a comprehensive summary of the homecare sector across the United Kingdom.

Homecare Market Overview


Costing Model Costing Model

This costing model is designed to assist any provider in the calculation of a fair price for social care services. The model is designed to provide an indication of the rate to be charged and is not indicative of a definitive value. This model is to be used for a guide price only. Click here to access the costing model.

Homecare Association's National Minimum Wage Toolkit Homecare Association's National Minimum Wage Toolkit

 To help homecare providers to ensure they are meeting the National Minimum Wage requirements within their workforce, Homecare Association's recommended solicitors Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP have prepared a National Minimum Wage Toolkit.

Homecare Association's National Minimum Wage Toolkit



Reports created and published by the Homecare Association are published below.

Please be aware that some are branded under our former name, UKHCA, as newer versions have not yet been published.


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