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Cost of Respite Care

A fully managed respite care service

Respite care at home is the perfect solution when you are suddenly left without care, no matter the reason. Perhaps your regular carer has been taken ill and had to go home unexpectedly, or it may be that you are being discharged from hospital sooner than expected; circumstances that can throw even the most organised family members into a state of anxiety.

Calling Helping Hands for care can be the perfect solution though, as we can arrange for a carer to be in your home within 24 hours of you first contacting us. We have been caring for people within their own homes since 1989 and therefore it’s no surprise that we are considered the homecare experts.

We can provide respite care on either a visiting or live-in basis, depending on what suits your circumstances best. Our visiting carers will come to your home at regular, prearranged times to carry out every aspect of your care needs, including personal care, medication administration, mobility support, meal preparation and much more.

Having a live-in carer reside in your home with you means that you get the same high standards of care as you’d expect from our visiting service, with the bonus of having companionship around the clock.

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Respite care costs per day

We pride ourselves on our prices being clear and up-front, without any hidden costs. That way, there are no surprises when your bill arrives.
To help pay for respite care, it would be worth looking into whether you are entitled to carers’ allowance.

Visiting respite care

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

  • Prices start from £22.29 per hour for one-to-one personal home care
  • Flexible costs for visits lasting 30, 45 or 60 minutes
  • Prices depend on your location and specific care needs, with differences for overnight care and support provided during weekends and bank holidays
  • Call-out fee of £3.50 per visit to cover travel costs

Live-in respite care

Live-in care can be arranged for a minimum of two weeks. The prices start from £370 per day for a unique package of support with a dedicated live-in carer. This price includes having a locally based manager to arrange and coordinate the support you receive and handle any queries or concerns.

If you need live-in care for more than 28 days, our weekly prices for live-in care apply.

Read more about what live in care covers here.


Paying for respite care

We understand how stressful it can be organising care for yourself or a loved one. That’s why we’ll aim to keep things as simple and straight-forward as possible when it comes to costs. We are:

  • Upfront and transparent about our home care costs. There are no hidden fees or lengthy notice periods.
  • Not a care agency, so you don’t have to worry about agency fees or retainers.
  • Able to accept direct payments. If you’re receiving funding through social services and have opted for direct payments, we’re able to accept top-ups to these payments.

Although the majority of our families are paying for their care privately, there may be the opportunity for you to access home care funding from either your Local Authority or Clinical Commissioning Group. In these cases, we work with the funding body to get the support you need in place and give you a better quality of life at home.

Contact us for respite care support

To learn more about how we could be supporting you or your loved ones, please call our helpful customer care specialists today, they’re available seven days a week to advise you. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.

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