Homecare Association Minimum Price for Homecare 2022-2023
The Homecare Association (formerly United Kingdom Homecare Association, UKHCA) announces its new calculation for the Minimum Price for Homecare of £23.20 per hour, effective from April 2022, when the UK’s statutory National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increase.
The Homecare Association’s Minimum Price is the amount required to ensure the minimum legally compliant pay rate for careworkers (excluding any enhancements for unsocial hours working), their travel time, mileage and wage-related on-costs. The rate also includes the minimum contribution towards the costs of running a care business which complies with quality requirements at a financially sustainable level.
As we believe that the legal minimum wage is insufficient for careworkers, we have done some additional calculations this year to guide commissioners and providers on fees needed for higher pay rates.
Our headline figures are: