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.
- Care Sourcer survey of 2001 UK residents, 2019>
- UKHCA Minimum Price for Homecare 2018
- 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.
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