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Home Care Services

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How does Lottie help families find care at home?

Instantly connect with vetted home care providers in your local area.

Your trusted guide to understanding, finding, and funding later life care

Whether you’re looking for a home care service, confused about your funding or would like to understand what government support your family is entitled to, Lottie’s care experts are on hand to empower you to make a quick and an informed care decision.

Confused about how to find and fund care? We don't blame you.

Written by Lottie's team of experts, we've designed a free 7-part email course, covering everything from home adaptations and support for carers to how to fund a care home.

Meet Lottie’s Provider Partners

Handpicked and vetted by our team of care experts, based on their care quality and customer reviews.

Traditional Agency

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Lottie partners with the UK’s best home care agencies, ranging from large groups and not-for-profit providers, through to small family-owned services and independent home care businesses.

Once you’ve enquired directly and shared your care needs, Lottie’s agency partners will match you with an experienced carer.

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Direct to Carer

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Curam gives families the ability to search from over 8,000 vetted carers and to directly message and interview carers yourself.

Once you've found a carer that you and your family like, simply book and pay the carer directly via Curam’s website or app.

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Home care services available across the UK

  • Domiciliary care

    Also known as hourly care, this involves carers attending someones home to provide assistance to individuals at specific times of the day.

  • Live-in care

    Live-in care is a great option for anyone who needs 24-7 support. The live-in carer can help with daily tasks and take care of all your needs.

  • Respite home care

    Care provided for a specific period of time, often to give caregivers relief or to help someone recover post an operation.

Specific care available

Companion Care & Household Support

  • Admin Support
  • Companionship/Social Interaction
  • Gardening
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Meal preparation
  • Pet Support
  • Shopping and Errands
  • Transportation

Personal Care

  • Bathroom Assistance
  • Continence Care
  • Drinking and/or feeding
  • Oral medication support
  • Washing and/or dressing

Moving & Handling

  • Hoisting
  • Sara Stedy
  • Transferring
  • Turning

Specialist care services

  • Alcohol / drug misuse
  • Alzheimer's
  • Cancer care
  • Catheter care
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Dementia (early stage)
  • Dementia (late stage)
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intravenous drugs
  • Learning disability (e.g. Autism)
  • Mental health
  • Overnight care
  • Palliative care
  • Parkinsons disease
  • PEG Feeding
  • Physical disability (e.g. Cerebral Palsy)
  • Rehabilitation post surgery
  • Sight Impairment
  • Speech Impairment
  • Stoma care
  • Stroke
  • Wound dressing

Average home care costs in the UK

  • Average cost of domiciliary (hourly) care

    £28per hour
  • Average cost of live-in care

    £1,596per week
  • Average cost of overnight waking care

    £244per night
  • Average cost of overnight sleeping care

    £187per night

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Frequently asked questions about home care services

How much does a home carer cost per hour in the UK?

The average cost of domiciliary care in the UK is £28 per hour and the average cost of live-in care is £1,596 per week, and will vary depending on your location.

What home care agencies are available across the UK

There are a wide range of home care options across the UK, including agencies that specialise in live-in care and domiciliary care. We've handpicked the very best UK home care agencies, to make your search simpler. Here are a few we've partnered with that provide care across the UK and for a variety of support, including live-in care:

  • Home Instead
  • Helping Hands
  • Right at Home UK
What do home carers help with?

Home carers assist people with daily tasks like taking medications, washing, and eating. They also provide companionship care and emotional support, as well as helping with a wide range of medical conditions; ranging from dementia to rehabilitative support after a hospital stay.

What is the meaning of home care?

Home carers assist people with daily tasks like taking medications, washing, and eating. They also provide companionship care and emotional support, as well as helping with a wide range of medical conditions; ranging from dementia to rehabilitative support after a hospital stay. Home care is any supportive care provided by trained caregivers in the comfort of your own home. This can vary from live-in care to companionship care. Home care means your loved one will receive support from dedicated carers in the comfort of their own home.

How do I arrange home care?

The first step of arranging home care is to assess the needs of the person who requires care. You can use Lottie’s free service to find the best home care operator for your unique personal care needs, circumstances and budget. In a few simple steps, you’ll receive quotes from UK leading home care operators that meet all your requirements, including when you’d like your care to begin.

Are home care agencies rated by the CQC?

Every home care operator in England is rated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC regularly inspects and assesses these agencies, to ensure they are providing the highest quality of care and safety. Each home care agency in England is assigned ratings, based on their performance.

Advice from Lottie’s team of care experts

Advice, tips and guides on home care support, straight from our dedicated team of care experts. From the type of home care you need to the average cost of home care, we’ve got you covered.

Search all UK home care locations

East of England

Bedfordshire

Bedford
Central Bedfordshire
Luton

Cambridgeshire

Cambridge
East Cambridgeshire
Fenland
Huntingdonshire
Peterborough

Essex

Basildon
Benfleet
Braintree
Brentwood
Castle Point
Chelmsford
Colchester
Epping Forest
Harlow
Maldon
Rochford
Southend-on-Sea
Tendring
Thurrock
Uttlesford

Hertfordshire

Broxbourne
Dacorum
East Hertfordshire
Hertsmere
North Hertfordshire
Stevenage
St. Albans
Three Rivers
Watford
Welwyn Hatfield

Norfolk

Breckland
Broadland
Downham Market
Great Yarmouth
Hunstanton
King's Lynn
North Norfolk
Norwich
South Norfolk

Suffolk

Babergh
East Suffolk
Ipswich
Mid Suffolk
West Suffolk

South East England

Berkshire

Ascot
Bracknell Forest
Maidenhead
Reading
Slough
West Berkshire
Windsor
Wokingham

Buckinghamshire

Amersham
Aylesbury
Beaconsfield
Buckingham
Chesham
Gerrards Cross
High Wycombe
Marlow
Milton Keynes
Princes Risborough
Wendover

East Sussex

Brighton and Hove
Eastbourne
Hastings
Lewes
Rother
Wealden

Hampshire

Basingstoke
Eastleigh
East Hampshire
Fareham
Gosport
Hart
Havant
New Forest
Portsmouth
Rushmoor
Southampton
Test Valley
Titchfield
Whitchurch, Hampshire
Winchester

Isle of Wight

Newport, Isle of Wight
Sandown
Totland

Kent

Ashford, Kent
Canterbury
Dartford
Dover
Folkestone
Gravesham
Hythe
Maidstone
Medway
New Romney
Sevenoaks
Snodland
Swale
Thanet
Tonbridge
Tunbridge Wells

Oxfordshire

Cherwell
Oxford
South Oxfordshire
Vale of White Horse
West Oxfordshire

Surrey

Ashtead
Banstead
Elmbridge
Epsom
Ewell
Guildford
Horley
Mole Valley
Redhill
Reigate
Runnymede
Spelthorne
Surrey Heath
Tandridge
Waverley
Woking

West Sussex

Adur
Arun
Chichester
Crawley
Horsham
Mid Sussex
Worthing

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