Cost of Home Care

Find out more about home care costs - 3 min read

Staying at home, in your familiar surroundings and fully control of your care is increasingly the preferred way to stay independent, for anyone with conditions such as dementia

15-20 years ago private home care options were not readily available. Residential home care was the next step when needing support with the natural aging process.  Over 15 years ago, Bluebird Care was one of the leading home care providers to pioneer high quality, compassionate care, provided safely in the your own home. 

With Bluebird Care Market Harborough and Oadby,  we support the areas of  Oadby, Wigston, and Harbrough.

You can rest assured that the care you recieve will be in the comfort of your own home and can avoid selling your home, like you may need to do for residential care home care

There are various ways in which your home care can be funded. See our Funding page for further information to help guide you through this process -

The table below shows average yearly cost of home care and residential care. 

Yearly Cost of Home Care v Residential Care

Home Care                               Residential Care                          
£18,000 * £31,440 


* This is based on an individual who does not have complex needs. 


When considering whether to choose home care or residential care, there are a number of considerations aside from cost to think about.  The table below shows the difference between home care and residential care

Home Care Residential Care
 One to one care 1 care assistant allocated to a number of residents
Staying in the comfort of your own home  Living in a shared space 
Surrounded by creature comforts     Live without loved pets and valued possessions 
Person centered, tailored care  One size fits all care approach
Family and friends can visit without restrictions Restricted visiting hours 
Maintain privacy when family and friends visit Privacy is restricted when meeting visitors
Maintain your dignity and independence Restricted independence 
Effective infection, prevention control procedures and limited scope for transmission of infection               Infections can be more spread as a number of residents living in one building or isolated in separate areas to mitigate transmission
Cost effective for couples,for example if one person requires support with meal preparation and housekeeping, both individuals benefit from the housekeeping at no additional cost Individual pricing for each member of a couple 
Meals can be prepared to your taste and meal plan amended as often as you wish Set menus 
Do not need to sell your home to fund home care May need to sell your home to fund residential care
Same hourly rate regardless of how complex your needs may be, as you will always receive one to one support Higher cost if your needs are more complex and you require one to one support


How much does our home care cost?

Our friendly team of assessors will talk to you about your care needs and provide you with the monthly cost. The assessment is based on:-

  • ​your health concerns
  • the support you require
  • how many hours of support you need
  • your support network
  • your personal lifestyle goals

To have a chat about your care needs in Oadby, Wigston, Market Harborough, Kibworth, Fleckney and the surrounding villages of Harborough,  please contact our office on 0116 271 8222 or email

How to find the right care for you or your relative

1. Find your local office

Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.

2. Get in touch with us

Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.

3. Assessment

We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.

4. Care team chosen & care starts

You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.

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