How much does 24 hour care cost?

Live-in care enables anyone with care needs to continue living in their own home with the assistance and support of a live-in carer. Whether you’re looking for companionship for a relative or you have some specific health issues that mean you require extra support, live-in care provides a full-time solution and is a realistic and affordable alternative to moving into a care home. By living in your home, our care workers can help you to live independently.

Choosing care for a loved one is not an easy decision, as every family situation is different. To make an informed choice you need to know your options and the difference between the care services thst are available – including the care costs incurred by each.

The cost of live in care is very much dependent on the care needs of the person or persons being supported and their preferences. So, how much does a live-in carer cost?

How much do home carers cost is a very commonly asked question. If you’re wondering for example what the cost of live-in Dementia care is, take a look at our breakdown of costs below:

How much does a live-in carer cost?

The cost of live-in care is as follows:

  Type of Care                      Cost of live-in care

Single Person Starts from £1071 per week
Couple Starts from £1372 per week
Respite Care Starts from £1400 per week

Typically the cost of  live-in care packages are comparable to, or less than the cost of, a residential care or nursing home. Here, we’ve explained some of the various funding options available to you.

What are 24 hour live-in care costs for couples?

We are focused on helping couples to continue to be able to live together in their own home,  with costs starting from only £1372 per week. To help ensure that the live-in care cost is affordable we would only charge an additional nominal amount for couples, unlike the costs associated to going into a residential or nursing home. Many homes will charge a weekly fee for both individuals.

Fee changes and cancellation

Your fees will not change, unless it is a result of an annual inflation increase, or unless your care needs materially change. For further information, please contact one of our dedicated assessors.

Find out more information on funding care and the costs of visiting care online

Arrange 24 hour live-in care in 3 easy steps

Do you want to find out more about 24 hour live-in care? If you’re thinking about  live-in care at home – we’re happy to talk things through with you. It really is that simple.

1) Call our friendly care team

Call our care team today on  0800 471 4741 or email us to arrange someone to call you back.


Free care assessment2) Book a FREE home care assessment

A local care manager will visit you and your loved one at home, hospital or a location of your choice to discuss your care requirements and the type of live in carer you need.


3) Choose the right Carer

We’ll source a selection of live-in carers which we feel most accurately suit your requirements. We will then send you a profile of each carer for selection.