An introduction to home care costings

Understanding your homecare funding options can be daunting, that's why we try to keep it simple.

We understand how stressful it can be organising care for yourself or a loved one. That's why we'll aim to keep things as simple and straight-forward as possible when it comes to costs. We are:

  • Upfront and transparent about our home care costs. There are no hidden fees or lengthy notice periods.
  • Not a care agency, so you don't have to worry about agency fees or retainers.
  • Able to accept direct payments. If you're receiving funding through social services and have opted for direct payments, we're able to accept top-ups to these payments.

Depending on your needs, home care costs will vary. Visiting care is charged at an hourly rate with live-in care, or 24 hour care, quoted on either a daily rate for short-term respite or weekly rate for ongoing care. We can discuss the level of care that is right for you and whether the cost of home care is financially sustainable for you and your family.

Although the majority of our families are paying for their care privately, there may be the opportunity for you to access home care funding from either your Local Authority or Clinical Commissioning Group. In these cases, we work with the funding body to get the support you need in place and give you a better quality of life at home.

An introduction to visiting care costs

For care from as little as 30 minutes per week all the way up to regular calls throughout the day, visiting care enables you to receive support that suits you. And with care that's flexible that can adapt to your changing needs, you can rest assured that you will always have a carer there when you need them.

From the very start, we'll give you a clear picture of how much care will cost which will be confirmed once we put a plan of care in place to suit your requirements.

Speak to our friendly advisors today and get a quote that's tailored to your care needs. Or you can find your local branch and arrange an assessment with the team.

An introduction to live-in care costs

For more intensive support, live-in care could be the ideal solution if you require someone to assist you round-the-clock with your care needs. Living with you in your home, your very own live-in carer will provide one-to-one support tailored to your exact requirements, for example if you have a type of dementia – giving you peace of mind that you always have help available should you need it.

Hobbies and holidays

Live-in care can either be for a sustained amount of time with no planned end date or in the form of respite care, which is for short-term solutions lasting less than four weeks.

Getting from A to B isn't always plain and simple. That's why our carers can either drive you or accompany you on public transport to wherever you need to go, be that to an appointment, day out or social engagement.

Ongoing live-in care prices start from 1,460 per week for one person and 1,700 per week for a couple. To find out more on the fees for ongoing live-in care and short-term respite care, please click here.

How to arrange visiting care

Speak to our team

Call our team of experts on 01206266815 to talk through your options and any questions you may have regarding your care

A free home care assessment

Your local Smile health care manager will visit you to discuss your requirements and learn about the type of carer you’re after.

Find your perfect carer

We’ll help to match you with a carer that meets your preferences and has the right skills and experience for your needs.


  • 01206266815, 01206266816
  • info@smile-healthcare.co.uk