Live In Care & Costs

Peace of mind, independence and choice

We know how important it is for a person to continue living in their own home and retain their independence for as long as possible. Getting older and frailer can take its toll and become more challenging.

Having a live in carer will provide a client with support, companionship and the personal care required to continue living at home. Our carers respect a client’s dignity, privacy and independence. They ensure that clients retain control over every day routines and are encouraged and helped to do as much for themselves as possible for as long as they wish.

Carers will help with light housework, laundry, cooking, shopping and family pets. They can also assist with more personal care such as medication, bathing, dressing, toileting and mobility.

The cost of Live in Care

Featherbed Live in Care compares very favourably with the cost of residential care. For a couple wishing to remain at home together, it is possible they could both be cared for by a live in carer and pay considerably less than two residential care home fees.

We are dedicated in providing not just an excellent service but a cost effective and affordable one.

Live in Care from £728 per week

As an introductory agency, all our carers are self-employed and responsible for invoicing their client directly, normally at the end of each week worked.

The agency charges an initial registration and assessment fee of £108. Once a carer has been booked with a client a weekly administration fee of £98.40 will be charged and invoiced to the client or client’s representative.

The carer’s daily rate will depend on the level of personal care required and the actual price of an individual package of care is confirmed once a visit and assessment is carried out by one of our care consultants.

Set out below are typical weekly costs, depending on the level of care required:

The Agency fee shown includes VAT.

Bank Holidays

Carers expect to be paid double time on bank holidays.

Travel Expenses

The carer will  normally charge a client for one way travel only, the maximum being £30.

No travel expenses are charged if the carer is travelling within a 10 mile radius of the client’s home.

Attendance Allowance

You could qualify for £57.30 or £85.60* a week Attendance Allowance to help with the cost of personal care because you’re physically or mentally disabled and you’re aged 65 or over.

Attendance Allowance is not means tested. It’s paid at 2 different rates and how much you get depends on the level of care that you need because of your disability.

*prices correct as at June 2018. For full up-to-date information:

People say the nicest things …


Please pass on our thanks to Mabel and Susan who looked after Mum during her convalescence. She is so much more confident now and able to live on her own again. We will keep your details in case we need help again.

Mrs G Poole, Dorset


Thank you for the speed of arranging live in care for my Father. You were efficient and excellent.

Ms Watts, Bath


I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Featherbed Homecare to anyone looking for a carer for a loved one. Our carers are experienced, kind and caring both to my husband the client and to myself.

Mrs Yeomans, Keynsham, Bristol


Thank you on behalf of my mother and myself, I would like to thank you so much for the carers you placed to look after Dad. It helped Mum an enormous amount and the support they offered her was immense. We are so grateful that Dad was able to stay at home with Mum. Thank You.

Mrs T Wells, Somerset


You offer an excellent service, thank you

Miss Mayer, Bath


Featherbed has consistently provided excellent carers for my parents. We have found the agency to be both efficient and supportive in keeping my parents happy in their own home.

Kate Farnworth, Ubley, Bristol

Contact Featherbed Homecare Today

For helpful, friendly advice or emergency care assistance

Office numbers:

Call freephone  0800 111 4885
Poole office  01202 706313
Bristol office  01179 860710

Local contact numbers:

Stroud / Gloucestershire … 01453 869008
Wells / Mendips … 01749 349007
Chew Valley / Whitchurch … 01275 861015
Weston Super Mare / Somerset … 01934 757037
Midsomer Norton / Radstock … 01761 459002