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Private carers are usually committed to their work and get a great deal of satisfaction from helping others and knowing they can make a difference in their lives. They typically enjoy meeting new people along the way. When an individual's working as a carer, it is clear that these will not be the only aspect that would influence their decision to undertake a caring role. It is important for the carer to be aware of the pay and ensure that the amount provided is sufficient enough to financially support your daily life.

The average pay of a carer can depend on a variety of factors such as the type of care you need to provide, whether it is live-in or live-out, and the geographical location. Private home care rates will continue to be provided on a ‘time and task’ basis, rather than health and care outcomes.

Particularly if you are with care agency, many of the private carers rates are on average around £12-15 an hour. At Guardian Carers, live-in care roles can range from £100 - 140 per day, but this could depend on the complexity of the role. Overnight private carers can earn between £15 - £20 per hour. Guardian carers can provide you with any advice you need and search for the care job that fits your financial requirements.

However, in order to meet the requirements of the national living wage, social care providers have to hold down the overall pay bill in other ways. A huge amount of the workforce is now paid at or around the minimum level, and the difference in pay between carers with less than 1 year experience and those with more than 20 years experience has reduced to £0.15 an hour.

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Guardian Carers have been so helpful finding us a carer for my mother. She is extremely independent and guardian carers have helped give us the reassurance that she has someone there to help her if...
12 Jun 2018


I phoned in on Monday in a panic as the Carer we had just hired for my uncle canceled on us. Renate our consultant was very helpful she immediately sent over two candidates for us to interview. The...
11 Feb 2018

Emma Lewis

I hired an excellent Carer for my Husband through them. The carer also helps around the house which has been a big help for us. They were the only agency that allowed me to interview and meet the...
10 Jun 2018


Superb customer service. Staff are exceptionally friendly. They have a good range of carers to choose from.
06 Jun 2018


Very pleased with the service. They found us an excellent Turkish and English speaking Carer Housekeeper. We have struggled to find someone bilingual before.
01 Jun 2018

Mariana Canguia

Guardian Carers offers a very good service, I have used and I was very happy with their service as they met all my expectations. So I do recommend :) :)
01 Jun 2018

Millicent A

My friend recommended the agency to me and I am glad I paid them a visit. I just started a new job through them. Can't thank them enough.
31 May 2018

Mercy N W

Guardian Carers were able to find my Dad the right Carer Housekeeper. My dad was initially very hesitant to have any help. Our consultant offered to meet with him. She explained the benefits and...
30 May 2018

R Blumstein

Guardian carers have been brilliant in helping me find two Carers for my parents who are based in Switzerland. We interviewed 5 candidates through them before making a decision. They made sure to...
30 May 2018

Aridath Oketokoun

Very good service
30 May 2018
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