We believe that people are happiest in the familiar surroundings of their own home

When advancing age leads to a situation where life becomes too difficult to cope with independently, the limited options available may involve moving into a care home, or becoming increasingly reliant on the kindness of family, friends and neighbours.


This can inevitably begin to leave a sense of losing independence, or worse still, the feeling of becoming a burden to those around them

Able Care’s aim since 1980 has been to supply a service enabling their customers to remain in the home and community they love. We fully understand the importance of providing for an individual’s needs and the benefits of maintaining their dignity and independence

A free initial visit is arranged to assess the needs of those requiring care and discuss any specific circumstances there may be, as well as clarify any unanswered questions they or those representing them may have
This could take place at the home, a nursing home or in hospital.

Able Care can provide you with Carers:

  • that have time for you
  • that can assist with personal care
  • to help you with your domestic needs
  • that can provide support from companionship through to palliative care

Applying for and Receiving Cover

We then prepare, and regularly update a Care Plan detailing the level of assistance required, which in turn is used to brief carers before their placement.

While receiving care you will be assigned a dedicated Care Co-ordinator who will discuss any feedback given from placements. Their role will also be to build a clear understanding of both the needs, but also the personalities and interests of the client.

This ensures that upon each subsequent placement a better match begins to be made.

Once good placements have been established, we strive to give the client continuity and familiarity with their choice of live-in companions.

Financial help

If your circumstances qualify you could get at least part funding granted by your local council.

To find out if you are eligible you will need to undergo assessments, look into getting a financial assessment and a needs assessment from the links provided here.

Our Carers

Our Carers come from all over the country, having differing backgrounds and ages, however all must meet the level of care experience required before they can be registered for work with us. Also, in line with the National Care Standards Act, we carry out checks with the Criminal Record Bureau and ensure that they are legally able to work within the UK before commencing work.

All our carers are able to perform the daily tasks involved in running a household, as well as being responsible Carers and companions. Others may have had experience caring for those needing help with personal hygiene, giving support to those with difficulty walking unaided or suffering from incontinence or confusion.

 

Live-In Care

Placements are usually for a one or two week period - on completion it is our policy to have carers changeover to one another. This ensures the latest information & observations are conveyed to the other, on top of having the careplan at the home to refer to.


Carer Pay

Full-time 'live in' Carers operate on a self-employed basis and are responsible for their own tax and National Insurance contributions. Their pay is reflective of the level of care provided
(disabilities, incontinence, disturbed nights, number of people requiring care in the household - are all examples of factors taken into consideration).


  • Weekly salaries range between £650 and £850
  • Travelling Expenses are also payable, capped at £40 per Care period
  • An extra £55 per day is required for any Bank Holiday, other than at Christmas where an extra £100 per day is required for each of the 3 Bank Holidays

Benefits of Our Service

For those starting out looking into homecare services an important factor to consider is whether you require a fully managed or introductory service.
At Able Care our service is fully managed - depending on your circumstances some of the advantages and benefits can be significant

Those taking out our service receive:

  • A home visit for a full needs assessment, which is updated every 6-8 months thereafter
  • Provision of all necessary forms/charts to monitor and record healthcare requirements, medications etc.
  • A dedicated care coordinator
  • An emergency replacement carer (should they be unwell or unsuitable)
  • 24 hour on-call service
  • A flexible service offered with no contracts or registration fees

As well as this you benefit from the reassurance that our carers have:

  • Undergone face-to-face interviews and inductions before commencing work
  • Been provided with Photo IDs & had DBS checks carried out.
    (Both are maintained & updated approximately every 3 years)

Our Fees

Live In Short-term respite cover
£105 + VAT per week £140 + VAT per week


For further information our brochure can be found here


*Should a Client wish to engage a Housekeeper/Carer introduced by the Agency on a long-term basis the Client agrees to inform the Agency and pay a Placement Fee of £1000 plus VAT. No refunds of fees are available to Clients in such circumstances.