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How much does Home & Domiciliary Care cost?

Average Price
£15 - £25 per hour

What is the price of Home & Domiciliary Care?

Looking to hire a home care specialist to care for yourself or a loved one? Read our handy guide to find out how much your home and domiciliary care is likely to cost.

What is Home & Domiciliary Care?

Home and domiciliary care is health care or support which is provided in your own home. A home care specialist can enable you to maintain your independence whilst having that extra support when you need it the most.

Many people choose home care as an alternative to moving into a care home. Home and domiciliary care enables you to continue living in your own home with your familiar surroundings, whilst receiving as much support as you need.

Home care specialists can help with anything from collecting your shopping, preparing meals, collecting prescriptions and carrying out personal care tasks. Many clients who live alone also enjoy having someone to talk to when their home carer visits.

How much does Home & Domiciliary Care cost?

If you’re considering hiring a home care specialist to provide home and domiciliary care, you may be wondering how much it will cost.

The cost of hiring a home care specialist depends on several different factors. These include your location and any specialist requirements that you might have. Although there is no fixed rate for home and domiciliary care, a breakdown of average hourly costs based on local UK professionals is given below.

Average cost of Home & Domiciliary Care
Average cost (hourly)£20
Minimum cost (hourly)£15
Maximum cost (hourly)£25

What changes the price of Home & Domiciliary Care?

The cost of hiring a home care specialist in the UK will depend on several factors including:

  • Location

  • Specialist requirements

  • Hours required

Location

The cost of home and domiciliary care varies across the country, with prices in the South typically higher than in the North. However, the prices will still typically fall within the ranges above.

Although there is no fixed rate for home care specialists in each area of the country, a breakdown of average costs of hiring a home care specialist in each region of the UK is given below.

Average cost of Home & Domiciliary Care based on location
Location Average cost (hourly)
East Midlands£21
East of England£22
London£20
North East England£17
North West England£18
Scotland£17
South East England£22

Specialist requirements

There may be additional charges for specialist requirements. This may apply if you’re looking for a home care specialist who is experienced with complex conditions such as brain injuries, neurological conditions or end of life care. This experience may come with extra fees due to the specialist training required. 

Hours required

Many home care specialists can offer additional hours outside of their regular working hours. This could include early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. However, opting for hours outside of the usual working hours are likely to incur extra charges, increasing the price of your home care.

Should I hire a Home Care Specialist?  

If you feel that you need support in your home, a home care specialist could be the ideal solution. From helping with shopping and preparing meals, to assisting with your personal care, a home care specialist can enable you to maintain your independence whilst offering the support you need.

If you only need a couple of hours of care each day, home care typically works out cheaper than moving into a care home. It also means that you can stay living in your own home, in familiar surroundings and near to your friends and family. You can also continue living with any pets you might have.

Home care also allows you to choose how much care you require. You can increase or decrease the hours you need as your circumstances change and choose which aspects of your life you require support with, making your care completely customisable.

Hiring a home care specialist is an important decision which requires a lot of consideration. Search for home care specialists, read reviews from genuine customers and request quotes on Bark. 

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