How much does 24 hour care cost?

A 24 hour care package enables enables anyone with live-in 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 that 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 does a live-in carer 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 £1395 per week
Couple Starts from £1589 per week
Respite Care Starts from £2100 per week

Typically the cost of 24 hour 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 homes, with 24 hour live-in care costs starting from only £1589 per week. To help ensure that the cost of live-in care is affordable, we would only charge an additional nominal amount for couples, unlike the live-in care costs associated with going into a residential or nursing home. Many homes will charge a weekly fee for both individuals.

Fee changes and cancellation

When it comes to live-in care costs, your fees will not change, unless it is as 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 here.

Respite care costs

At IP Homecare, we understand providing on going care for a loved one can be challenging and exhausting. If you would like to take a break then our respite care service can help. Our respite care costs are shown below and care can be provided on a short or long-term basis.

  Duration                                   Respite care costs

Under 7 days £300 per day
7 days and over £200 per day
4 weeks and over £1395 per week (1 person)

£1589 per week (Couple)

Arrange a 24 hour care package in 3 easy steps

Do you want to find out more about 24 hour live-in care costs? If you’re thinking about  live-in care at home – we’re happy to talk things through with you. It really is that simple. Rest assured we are a fully managed care agency regulated by the care quality commission so families have complete peace of mind.

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.