The Cost of Home Care From April 2022

The Homecare Association announced its new calculation for the Minimum Price for Homecare of £23.20 per hour, effective from April 2022, when the UK’s statutory National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increase.

For a 24/7 weekly care support package, the cost could therefore be just under £3,000.


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Each local authority has an amount which they will pay for a given care need. This might be an hourly rate for home care or a weekly fee for residential care. Not all care providers will accept this r