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Cost of Community Care

How much does Community Care Cost?

Community Care services exist so that people who need extra support are able to live as independently as possible and with their dignity preserved. Community Care can also help people to be less isolated, especially when they are living with age-related frailties, a physical or mental disability.

Community support can also refer to lower-level support, such as popping in to see someone for a cup of tea and a chat, taking them shopping in the community, or helping them to walk their dog. Because Helping Hands have been supporting our customers to live as independently as possible since 1989, we really are considered one of the UK’s foremost homecare experts.

We offer care in our customers’ own homes on both a live-in and visiting basis, meaning that you or your loved ones will be expertly supported by carers who really have a passion for the support they deliver.

Our prices are always competitive and are kept transparent so that you will always know the cost of the care you’re receiving. Our live-in care prices are comparable to what you’ll pay in a residential home, however you get to remain in the place you love most and will always receive individualised, person-centred care.

Our visiting care is available from just 30 minutes per week, meaning that we can design the perfect package of care for you. Our private carers will be able to undertake all of your personal care, plus support your medication, mobility, meal preparation, housework, accessing the community and taking you for days out and activities.

Visiting care outline costs:

  • Prices start from £22.29 per hour for one-to-one home care
  • Flexible costs for visits lasting 30, 45 or 60 minutes
  • Prices depend on your location and complexity of your care needs
  • Overnight care available as well as support provided during weekends and bank holidays
  • Call-out fee of £3.50 per visit to cover travel costs
  • Free home visit from your local care specialist to assess your needs (for care lasting more than a month) and ongoing support

Live-in care costs start from:

£1,460 per week for a single person

£1,700 per week for a couple

With Helping Hands, it costs fractionally more for a couple to be cared for in their own home, whereas in a care home you’d pay double. Our costs are based on your precise needs – this includes support with more complex healthcare requirements.


Paying for Community Care

We have a team of knowledgeable customer care advisors who will be able to offer advice and guidance on helping you decipher the complicated funding and benefits options that exist. We also have lots of information on our website regarding paying for your care, as well as FAQs about care funding and how to discover if you’re eligible.


Possible Funding Options

Care funding options may exist for you through your local authority, in addition to the Attendance Allowance that the government can provide and is not means-tested. It is also worth looking at the NHS website to discover what information they may have on care funding. The majority of our customers do pay for their own care; however, some also receive direct payments and then ‘top-up’ where necessary. Speak to your local authority and discover what benefits and funding options may be available in your area to help you pay for your care at home.


When To Consider Community Care

Community Care is a popular alternative to having to move out of the home you love and into residential care or a nursing home. If you adore where you live and have no desire to leave then why should you, just because you require extra support at home? You may have been struggling with the natural results of ageing and perhaps you are finding everyday tasks more difficult than you used to, or maybe you have been diagnosed with an illness or you’re recovering from a fall.

Regardless of your circumstances, Helping Hands can make all the difference to your daily life at home, and our amazing carers will become a good friend that you’ll look forward to seeing every day.


Arrange Community Care Today

If you would like to learn more about the types of care we offer at Helping Hands and the options for funding them, please call our friendly customer care team, seven days a week. Alternatively, you can contact us via our website or request a call back, which we’ll do at a time convenient to you.

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