In March 2007 UKHCA (The United Kingdom Home Care Association) published a Summary Paper: "An overview of the UK domiciliary care sector."
The sixteen page summary is a useful read giving such information as;
Gross public expenditure on adult homecare in 2005/6 was an estimated 2.486 billion pounds and that local authourities recoup around 11% of their expenditure on homecare through fees.
An estimate of privately purchased homecare is about 1.3 million hours per week.
The average price for a weekday, daytime hour of care privately purchased from the independent sector in 2006 was estimated as �11.35 in a market survey from Laing and Buisson.
60% of independent providers are thought to rely on local authority purchase for more than three quarters of their business.
For a copy visit http://www.ukhca.co.uk
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Potential clients have been visited this week in South Wales, Suffolk and Norfolk.
Client reviews have taken place in Norfolk and South Wales.
Two new clients have had care packages started;
If you would like an information pack on the live-in carer service we provide, please email us at Ablemg@aol.com
Across the UK at least 12,700 individuals from the new member states of the EU have taken jobs in social care.
(Source: Care and Health)
13% of British workers exceed the maximum 48 hour working week.
As our website now contains over 150 pages of content, most covering a fairly diverse range of subjects, we have added a Google search box towards the bottom of each page on our site.
Just type your keyword in the Google search box, select the radio button next to "www.", then click the search button.
At present, your search should look through 65 archived Able Newsflashes, 47 Question & Answer pages and 34 Gazettes ('Community Care Magazines').
We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.