18 Feb 2015

The Homecare Deficit 2015


The Homecare Deficit 2015 provides a snapshot of the prices paid for older people's homecare by councils in Great Britain and the Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland during a sample week in September 2014.

Using data obtained under Freedom of Information legislation, the report provides visual and numerical data to allow comparisons at a national, regional and local authority level across the UK. It highlights the vast majority of councils which pay well below our Minimum Price for Homecare - the rate necessary to run a sustainable homecare service which complies fully with the National Minimum Wage, including careworkers' travel time.