Homecare Day 2020 – 9 December

This year’s Homecare Day will take place on Wednesday 9 December, organised by Scottish Care and the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA). Homecare Day is a largely online event which aims to raise the profile of the care at home and housing support services across the United Kingdom.

The theme of the day is Care Community, to highlight how homecare services are essential parts of the health and social care community, as well as local communities in Scotland and further afield. Homecare services and staff provide high quality, person-centred care to support the health, wellbeing and independence of people in their own homes, with staff demonstrating skill commitment and compassion every day.

Homecare services and staff have shown extraordinary resilience and teamwork during the Covid-19 pandemic. This makes Homecare Day an important celebratory event now more than ever. It allows us to recognise the dedication and professionalism of the homecare workforce and offers a platform to share remarkable stories from the care at home and housing support sector.

We are inviting members, partners organisations, workers and individuals to get involved by sharing any positive stories they may have about the homecare sector. We are also encouraging homecare providers to mark the day by organising a virtual activity which people, families and local communities can participate in.

People can get involved by sharing content on social media using the hashtag #homecareday.

There will also be a Twitter discussion between 12:00 – 13:00 on the day, led by Scottish Care and UKHCA with questions centred around Care Community.

Please help us to spread the word and encourage as many people as possible to take part to raise the profile of and thank the homecare sector.

We hope that you can join us for this event, and we look forward to reading all the stories and celebrating Homecare Day 2020.