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DBS & Biometric ID checked
Companionship, cooking, housekeeping, medical prompting
Moving and handling, exercise, eating and drinking assistance
Early stage dementia, physical disabilities, late stage dementia
Personal care, dressing/undressing, bathroom assistance
24-hour home care provides around-the-clock support for those with complex care needs in the comfort of their own homes. When care from a single carer isn’t enough to meet your needs, 24-hour care from a rotation of carers can make sure that you are looked after day and night. Curam’s experienced carers provide specialist 24-hour support throughout the UK.
Our 24-hour carers support each individual to live comfortably at home and give them and their loved ones peace of mind.
Like live-in carers, 24-hour carers can support you in numerous ways:
Your choice of carers will work on rotation and provide around-the-clock care. They’ll be on hand to cater to your needs and keep you comfortable and independent. 24-hour carers will work in shifts with other carers so that you are never without assistance.
24-hour carers provide overnight care and are available to assist with toilet breaks, changing position in bed following an injury and administering medication. Their presence can also provide peace of mind through the night if you live alone.
If you are only interested in having a carer present at night, rather than 24-hour live-in care, you can read more about overnight care.
24-hour home care is a convenient and more comfortable alternative to a care home, allowing you to remain in the comfort of your own home while providing the security of always having a carer on hand.
Curam carers provide great continuity of care – and our website allows you to choose exactly who will be caring for you.
Anyone who requires care can have 24-hour home care. This type of care is a popular choice for those who wish to remain in their own home and stay independent while receiving the support and care that they need.
24-hour care is particularly useful for those who have complex care needs that require one-on-one attention, including those with progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
If you are recovering from a serious illness or injury, 24-hour care may be necessary to monitor your condition, prevent further accidents and provide aid in the event of an emergency. If you are seeking a live-in carer but don’t require 24-hour care, you might consider standard live-in care.
While a care home might be right for you, 24-hour home carers can support you in numerous ways that care homes cannot:
Enable you to remain living comfortably in your own home
Maintain your privacy and existing schedule
Help you to keep in contact with your family, friends and community
Provide focused one-on-one care
Keep you close to, and help care for, your pets
There are also tangible physical and mental health benefits to live-in care. Being able to maintain your social network and keep up with your favourite hobbies while being cared for is great for your mental well-being. Physical health benefits include reducing the risk of falling and the likelihood of being housebound.
24-hour carers will fulfil the tasks agreed to in their service agreement. These tasks can range from personal care to domestic tasks and chores including shopping, laundry, meal preparation and transport.
24-hour care for those with dementia and progressive disorders
24-hour palliative care for those with cancer and other diseases
The personal care provided by 24-hour home carers can be tailored to include whatever level of assistance you need. A 24-hour carer is there to meet your needs, however personal or complex.
Responsibilities of a carer will vary according to your needs but typically will include:
Hiring a carer through Curam is a 4 step easy process with you having all the control.
Filter and search for verified carers near you
Message suitable carers - we suggest a minimum of three to give you the best choice
Hire your insured and vetted carer via Curam - you only pay for the care delivered
Alternatively, in an emergency or if you need care for a specific period of time Share your care needs' with our carers
Our self-employed carers set their own rates on the Curam platform. The cost of 24-hour care is often determined by the level of care required and the number of people needing care. These rates can vary according to the carer’s experience and qualifications.
24-hour home care is the most cost-effective kind of care for those who need 24/7 support but would like to maintain their independence. Contrary to what many people assume about home care, it can actually be more cost effective than moving to a care home.
The average live-in care rate charged on Curam is £1,040 per week, with rates starting at £770 per week. The average hourly care rate charged by carers on Curam is £18.30 per hour, with rates starting at £13 an hour. Rates vary depending on where you live in the UK.
Invoices are also subject to the Curam client fee of 10% and VAT. However, this client fee may be lower or waived for our business partners or those receiving local authority or NHS funding for their care. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about your costs with Curam.
With Curam you pay less but your carer earns more
Clients on the Curam platform pay on average 22% less than the current suggested UK Home Care Association hourly rate of £25.95
You can pay for 24-hour home care privately, with assistance from the NHS or local authority, or from some combination of different sources.
Most people who pursue 24-hour care will pay for it privately. However, you may be able to get funding to help pay for your care. There are three steps that you can follow to ensure that you receive all the money to which you are entitled:
Check your eligibility for benefits with a benefits calculator1
Check your eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare funding2
Apply for local authority funding3
If you still have difficulty funding your own care after checking the above services, you may consider other options such as equity release.
According to the NHS, you might be eligible for local council support towards the cost of your social care if you have less than £23,250 in savings (called the upper capital limit, or UCL). From October 2023 this will rise to £100,000 in savings.
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The first step is for your council to do an assessment to check how much help you need. This is called a needs assessment. The needs assessment is free and anyone can ask for one. Find out more about getting a needs assessment.
Some people with long-term complex health needs qualify for free social care arranged and funded solely by the NHS. This is known as NHS continuing healthcare.
To be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare, you must be assessed by a team of healthcare professionals (a multidisciplinary team). The team will look at all your care needs and relate them to:
Your eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare depends on your assessed needs, and not on any particular diagnosis or condition. If your needs change then your eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare may change.
With Curam, you pay for live-in care though a secure payment system on our app or website. Your carer of choice will create a service agreement and shift invoice, which will automatically be sent to your Curam account for your approval.
Once you have approved these, you will be taken to the payment portal. Your payment is held securely until the shift is completed and is then released to the carer two working days after the end of the shift, minus the Curam fee. Shift invoices typically cover one to two weeks of care at a time, but specific payment frequency can be agreed with your carer.
Off-platform and cash payments are not accepted. These are liable to a fee of £2,000. Please see our terms and conditions for more information, specifically point 9.3.
We know that hiring a carer is an emotionally charged decision, so we’ve done everything we can to make it as safe, seamless and stress-free as possible.
Choice is at the heart of Curam. By connecting carers and those who need care, we enable people to take control of their lives.
We’ve made it possible to hire a carer within a matter of hours. With Curam you can search, interview, message, hire and pay approved and vetted carers throughout the UK.
We are building a care community that allows each of us to live an independent life.
Curam is a community of experts. Every carer on Curam’s platform has been interviewed and fully vetted by our recruitment team. They have had a DBS check, are legally entitled to work in the UK and any qualifications mentioned on their profile are backed up with certificates.
Curam does things differently. Unlike care agencies, we make sure the choice of care is in your hands. You can interview carers personally before hiring them and have a final say on what their responsibilities will be in your home.
Our carers are self-employed. They don’t pay joining fees and their charge rates include Curam’s fee of 12.5% and VAT, which covers the cost of their insurance, easy-to-use service agreements and a hassle-free payment system. This means that the client pays less than they would with an agency, and the carer in turn receives a higher wage.
In-home care with Curam respects independence. It is tailored to each individual while allowing them to live in the comfort of their own home. Receiving care at home can be a safer and more cost-effective alternative to a care home.
To arrange live-in care on the Curam platform, create an account. If you provide us with your postcode, your care requirements, your gender preference for carers and more detail as needed, carers that fit your demonstrated needs will then apply to your Curam account.
We recommend that you call or meet your carer of choice before contracting with them. Read our advice on interviewing a potential carer.
Alternatively, you can use our search tool to find a carer that suits your needs. You can filter by care type, condition, experience, languages spoken and more in your search. If you see a particular carer that fits your criteria, send them a message outlining your care needs and checking their availability.
All carers can be tried on a trial basis and any specific arrangement can be changed or cancelled with a minimum notice of 48 hours.
Please note that Curam does not provide managed care. It’s critical to our mission that both the client and the carer have choice and control over their care relationship.
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For hourly care you will pay £4.30 less than the average agency rate.
All rates are negotiable.
Carers set their own rates.
10% Curam fees