Dementia and Homecare: Driving Quality and Innovation

Published by the UK Homecare Association, this report is the output of the Health and Care Champion Sub-group on Homecare, part of the Prime Minster's Challenge on Dementia (October 2015).

  • It emphasises the key role of good quality home care in supporting people with dementia to remain in their own homes and live a good quality life.
  • Outlines in detail what is needed in order to achieve this objective and suggests ways of bringing it about.
  • It begins with an aspirational description of how a person's experience of dementia might be if all the recommendations of the report are implemented.


  • championing homecare as the key facilitator of dementia care and information
  • delivering a personalised approach focused on outcomes for the individual and family
  • giving greater flexibility for homecare providers to innovate and shape care with and for the individual
  • recognising and realising the value of homecare to reduce risk and lessen the negative impact of dementia progression
  • prioritising homecare as a cost effective form of intervention
  • ensuring sufficient time to deliver the care people with dementia need in the way they want
  • developing consistent and reliable homecare services and training
  • helping providers to implement and experiment with technology
  • developing research on care as well as cure.

Section Topics

  • the individual
  • building the case
  • developing the workforce
  • a personalised approach
  • integration and partnership working
  • and innovative commissioning.