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Cost of Home Care

How much does home care cost?

Care at home costs vary because you are paying for a personalised package of care unique to you. You will receive individualised support in your own home, whereas care homes don’t usually have enough staff for a one-to-one ratio, so the chances are you will have to fit around their schedule, not the other way round.

Immediately then, there are benefits to home care that go beyond the financial. By having a carer coming to you at home, especially if they live with you, you also get emotional support, companionship and someone who will quickly become a friend.

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Care in the home costs

Here’s an outline of our home care fees. Your quote will be tailored to you once you’ve spoken to your local care team:

  • One-to-one personal care at home prices start from £22.29 per hour
  • We have flexible costs for visits lasting 30, 45 or 60 minutes available
  • Our pricing structure is dependent on your location and specific care needs, with differences for overnight care and support provided during weekends and bank holidays
  • There is a 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 from a dedicated contact to ensure you’re happy with our service

Live-in Care costs vary depending on the level of support needed, but costs start from:

  • £1,460 per week for a single person
  • £1,700 per week for a couple


Understanding the costs of home help

You may think you don’t need a carer to support you, that you’re doing just fine, but the positive comments we get from so many of our customers and their families shows that having a carer come into your home really is an advantage.

In fact, most of our customers end up wondering how they ever managed without them! It’s not just the practical benefits either, although you and your loved ones will no doubt notice the improvement in your lifestyle; it’s as much about the way that other person can make you feel.

Having someone there who has time to sit and chat, ask how you’ve been and laugh with you is as valuable as all the practical care help. Therefore, you have to forget the idea of ‘value’ being measured in a monetary sense when it comes to care, as some of the benefits you will receive can’t be measured in pounds and pence. It might take some time for you to settle down to the idea of having a carer visit you regularly or live in your home, however, you will hopefully never consider it anything but worthwhile.

For more information on the funding options available for home care, please click here.

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