How long does it take to find care?

Looking for care for an older loved one can be a difficult experience. A recent survey by Care Sourcer has shown that most people think it will only take a week to find care, where in reality it can take over a month.

How does your region compare?

Click on your region below to see the average time it takes to find care, and how much it is likely to cost.

  1. Care Sourcer survey of 2001 UK residents, 2019
  2. UKHCA Minimum Price for Homecare 2018
  3. LaingBuisson Care of Older People UK Market Report 29th edition 2018 - this does not include any extra costs for dementia or nursing care residential homes

Here to support care workers

Care Sourcer is an online care matching service, and we owe a great deal to the UK’s 800,000 dedicated care workers.

To show our support for the care industry, we offer a completely free Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). This gives access to a range of advice and support, including legal and money advice, counselling, and help with stress, via a 24/7 telephone helpline and app.

If you work for, or run, a care business then we can help make your workplace healthier and happier – at absolutely no cost to you.

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Looking for care?

Care Sourcer was founded by two former care business owners, who knew there had to be a better way to connect people with the providers who could help.

That’s why at Care Sourcer, we search for care so you don’t have to. After gathering some details via a short online form, we provide you with an entirely free care matching service. We’ll bring you a tailored list of people who can help now, with their price, within 24 hours. Click here to start your search