Live-in care is when a fully trained carer lives in the home of the person needing care, allowing them to remain in their own home, maintain independence, and get the dedicated care support required. 

How much does live-in care cost?

Depending on the complexity of care needed and where you live within the UK, live-in care can cost between £650 and £1600 a week.

All live-in care providers are dedicated to understanding the specific care needs of their clients, and are keen to learn about individual preferences, requirements and routines so they can offer a custom care solution. This means that live-in care is a personalised service with minimal disruption to everyday life.

Find out more about what live-in care entails.

Is funding available for live in care?

 

    Questions about funding care?

    Care Sourcer’s friendly care experts are on hand to provide guidance on typical care costs, help you explore your funding and benefit options, or even negotiate care fees on your behalf. Call us on freephone:

    0800 098 8299

    (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

    You may be eligible for support with the cost of care. The amount of funding you receive for care and the specific cost for the care will change significantly depending on the country you live in and your specific circumstances.

    The first step is to ask for a care needs assessment from the adult social services department of your local council, authority or trust, depending where you live in the UK.  

    There is no cost for a care needs assessment. A care needs assessment may be carried out online, over the telephone, or face to face and the results will include recommendations about whether care is needed, and if so, what type of care. 

    How do I find a live-in care agency that is right for me?

    There are a number of live in care agencies across the UK. The following agencies have let us know that they have sufficient PPE (Protective Personal Equipment) and are at the time of writing accepting new clients:

    KarePlus: View on Care Sourcer | Call: 0152 230 8235

    Kare Plus delivers consistent high-quality care and support services across a number of residential establishments including large private hospitals, local councils and also to private clients, predominantly providing home care services to customers in their own homes.

    Good Care Group: View on Care Sourcer | Call: 0808 164 7936 

    With the highest possible rating from the CQC and more award wins than any other dedicated live-in home care provider, The Good Care Group offers one simple thing. Care without compromise.

    Promedica24: View on Care Sourcer | Call: 0192 394 4025

    For more than a decade, Promedica24 have been providing live-in care to vulnerable adults as a genuine alternative to residential care homes. They opened their first offices in Warsaw, Poland, in 2002 and since then, have expanded through Germany and the UK to become Europe’s largest provider of specialist live-in care.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much does live-in care cost?

    Depending on the complexity of care needed and where you live within the UK, live-in care can cost between £650 and £1600 a week.

    Is funding available for live-in care?

    Funding may be available – the amount of funding you could receive for care and the specific cost for the care will change significantly depending on the country you live in and your specific circumstances. The first step is to ask for a care needs assessment from the adult social services department of your local council, authority or trust, depending where you live in the UK.  

    Does the cost of live-in care include care overnight?

    It is important to understand that live in care is not the same as 24-hour care. A live in carer will sleep when you sleep, while 24-hour involves a carer staying awake in your home while you sleep to assist you when needed. So, if you wake up more than twice a night, 24-hour care may be a better solution than live in care. 

    However, if you typically sleep well through the night, and perhaps only wake occasionally through the night, live in care may be the package for you, as many carers do not mind being woken for a short period if necessary.

    What is the cost for a couple receiving live-in care?

    The combined cost for a couple receiving live-in care together may be offered at a discounted rate. It is also worth noting that the cost of live-in care for a couple in their own home is likely to be significantly cheaper than the cost of two separate residential care home places.

    Are there any extra costs involved with live-in care?

    When having initial discussions with a care agency, it is a good idea to check if there may be any additional variable costs outside the cost of the care – for example, if the carer has a car and uses it for day-trips, there may be contributions for petrol costs needed.

    Questions about funding care?

    Care Sourcer’s friendly care experts are on hand to provide guidance on typical care costs, help you explore your funding and benefit options, or even negotiate care fees on your behalf.

    Call us on freephone: 0800 098 8299 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

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