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Live in care

(8 Posts)
wwwwwwwwwwwwww Thu 05-Oct-17 18:59:13

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could give me a rough idea of what a live in carer would be in London?

poisonedbypen Thu 05-Oct-17 19:04:59

I was told that it would be about the same as a nursing home so anything upward of £1200/week.

wwwwwwwwwwwwww Thu 05-Oct-17 19:13:32

Is that for a nurse of a carer?

solitarypeace Thu 05-Oct-17 19:21:58

About £45K per year including agency fee

Wisterical Thu 05-Oct-17 19:38:19

I worked as a Live-In Carer until a couple of years ago, for an agency with clients throughout England. Cost was based on clients level of need rather than location. We were paid between £420 and £550pw and the client charged £800 to £950pw. Agency kept the difference. Client also had to provide suitable food for carer or £35pw cash to carer, pay for all continence pads, gloves etc, have a suitable spare room, ensure carer got 2 hours break every day and there were guidelines about amount of night time care we were supposed to be available for.

poisonedbypen Thu 05-Oct-17 19:41:50

Yes it's more expensive if they need nighttime care, my dad would have needed 2 carers.

Alonglongway Fri 06-Oct-17 01:26:19

I priced live in care in from a highly rated agency in SW15 earlier this year - we didn’t go ahead but I just looked back at the email. It was £143 per day and on top of that £40pw for the carers food

wwwwwwwwwwwwww Fri 06-Oct-17 08:51:11

Thanks for all the replies

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