The management and provision of social care in the United Kingdom is become more and more an "in vogue" system; that is consistently in the media spotlight. The fragile network of partnerships, networks and collaboratives that bring together these services are a necessity for the welfare of our social services that support a growing demographic time bomb elder social care provision.
This umbrella group acts as advocate and activist against the growing weight of political change and governance for our future elder care. Therefore, I have decided to focus this study on the work of UKHCC, to explore three specific areas that are consistently in the media and of concern to both the recipients of care and the deliverer of care services in the UK.
My reason for considering this specific area of concern is that we are working in a demographic time bomb of care; as our elderly population grows, and our current elders continue to live beyond higher age trends; we are seeing a growing need to re-address, re-appraise and debate the future of care for ourselves and our elderly.
At this stage it is important to discuss the work of UKHCC, to offer understanding to the wider concerns that will be explored by the research being proposed. Its own website describes its focus, which appropriately give reference to its remit:
"United Kingdom Home Care Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. ...