How Much Does a Visiting Home Carer Earn?

A visiting carer has an essential role in the healthcare industry, helping to support individuals who require assistance with daily tasks due to age, illness or disability. But how much can you expect to be paid for a position as such? Below, we discuss all you need to know about starting your career as a visiting carer, including how much you can expect to earn.

How much do visiting carers earn on average in the UK?

In the UK, the average hourly wage for visiting carers is anywhere from minimum wage to £12. However, this figure is usually dependent on factors such as geographical location, level of experience, and the policies of the employer. 

That said, certain agencies may offer additional benefits like reimbursement for travel expenses or holiday pay. You can also expect to be paid more if you have more specialised skills or qualifications. 

Unfortunately, despite the minimum wage increase on April 1st, around 5% of social care and NHS agency staff are still being offered illegal rates which are far below the minimum wage.  

How much can visiting carers earn with Ashridge Home Care?

At Ashridge Home Care, we’re proud to be recognised as the highest payer for carers in Buckinghamshire. Our commitment goes beyond simply meeting the National Minimum Wage; we significantly exceed it. We firmly believe that our carers play an indispensable role in society, undertaking one of the most challenging yet rewarding professions.

When compared to 11 other good and outstanding CQC providers in Buckinghamshire, we have been ranked number 1 for the highest hourly salary.

By providing competitive pay, we demonstrate our profound appreciation for their dedication and hard work. In fact, we prioritise fairness and recognition, acknowledging the importance of rewarding those who make a real difference in the lives of others.

Currently, we offer our care professionals £13.50 per hour on weekdays & £15.50 per hour on weekends (including double pay on bank holidays). This year we have further increased the pay of our care staff, emphasising just how much we value our team.

Do visiting carers get paid for travel expenses?

While policies may vary among companies, at Ashridge Home Care, visiting carers are reimbursed for travel expenses. Specifically, client-to-client mileage is compensated at a rate of 0.45p per mile. This policy ensures that carers are fairly compensated for the time and resources spent travelling between clients’ homes. By offering this reimbursement, we aim to support our carers and ensure that they can focus on providing high-quality care without financial burden.

What other benefits do visiting carers receive?

In addition to their pay, visiting carers often enjoy additional perks that enhance their overall experience and wellbeing. Many companies offer opportunities for career advancement and professional development, allowing carers to expand their skill set. Some employers provide access to employee assistance programs, offering support for mental health, financial planning, and other personal challenges. 

Additionally, carers at Ashridge Home Care receive paid time off, including annual leave and sick leave, to ensure they can rest and recharge when needed without financial strain. Furthermore, retirement savings plans or pension schemes are available to help carers prepare for the future. 

These benefits create a nurturing environment where carers can excel in their roles, feeling valued and supported every step of the way.

Why work for Ashridge Home Care as a visiting carer?

Working for Ashridge Home Care as a visiting carer offers numerous compelling benefits. Firstly, we prioritise the wellbeing and professional growth of our carers. With access to comprehensive training programmes and ongoing support, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your skills and expand your knowledge in caregiving. Our flexible scheduling options also mean that you can balance work commitments with your personal life! 

We value our carers as essential members of our team. You’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive work environment where your contributions are recognised and appreciated. We offer competitive pay rates, exceeding the National Minimum Wage and provide reimbursement for travel expenses.

Aside from financial benefits, working with us allows you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others every day. As a visiting carer, you’ll have the opportunity to provide compassionate care and support to individuals in need, enabling them to live comfortably and independently in their own homes. 

We take pride in our exceptionally low turnover rate, reflecting not only our commitment to competitive pay but also the high level of satisfaction and fulfilment experienced by our staff. Joining our team means not just a rewarding paycheck, but also a fulfilling career where you’re valued and appreciated.

Thinking of becoming a visiting carer? Join us and become part of a dedicated team making a positive impact in the community. Get in touch with us today.