Client Fees

Private Client Fees for Daily Carers

Charge per hour

Mon-Fri: £21.50
Sat-Sun: £25.00
Public Holiday: £43.00

Minimum Charge

Per visit is equivalent to the appropriate 1-hour fee.

Sleeper Duties

When a daily carer sleeps in at the home of a client and is present between 10pm and 8am the following fees apply:

Mon-Thurs: £125.00
Fri-Sun: £143.00
Public Holiday: £250.00

Public Holiday rates will be charged for sleeper duties commencing or finishing on a Public Holiday.  Should the carer be disturbed between midnight and 6am and be required to carry out any duties, then an additional £7.80 on Monday – Thursday, £9.30 on Friday – Sunday and £15.60 on Public Holidays will be charged for each disturbance.

Public Holidays

Include Bank Holidays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


Calls cancelled by the client giving less than 48 hours’ notice will be charged in full.

Travel Expenses

There will be no charge for the carer to travel to and from the client’s home.  Journeys carried out on behalf of the client will be charged at 40p per mile.

Private Client Fees for Live-in Carers


for Live-in Carers will be negotiated individually and will normally range between £150.00 and £170.00 per day. The charge will be double on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and all Public Holidays


Live-in carers cancelled by the client or not required for any reason will be charged at 7 full working days’ notice.

Travel Expenses

Clients will be charged the travel costs of live-in carers to and from the client’s home.  The charge for the round trip will not exceed £60.00.  Journeys carried out on behalf of the client will be charged at 40p per mile. 

Employer's National Insurance

The Employer’s National Insurance contribution is included in all the above fees.

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