The Money Advice Service gives a rough guide of what you could expect to pay for home care.
Most of the agencies provide services other than personal or nursing care as part of a care package; for example, domestic help, meal preparation and gardening. If you do not require personal or nursing care and are only looking for other services in the home, you may find it cheaper to use a domestic agency.
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Some people prefer to employ their own carer or personal assistant. This has the advantage that you will always have the same carer. If you are considering this option, you will need to think about your responsibilities as an employer.
Visit the newly launched website Hampshire PA Finder where you can find comprehensive information and advice about employing a PA. The aim of the website is to connect people looking for Personal Assistants in Care with people looking for work as Personal Assistants in Care. You can sign up for an account on the website and advertise your vacancy.
Social care is not free and most people will need to pay for all, or some, of their care themselves. See our information page on Paying for care in the Money Matters section.
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