People are often surprised by how much they can be supported in their homes. Needing help no longer means you need to be admitted to a care home against your will. We have access to district nurses, community doctors, daily care workers (to help with personal care, meal support, referrals, and medication), community physios, free fire safety checks, community physios, community chiropodists, and occupational therapists that can provide free aids and home adjustments. 

  • Home Care agencies are much cheaper, ranging between 10k - 22k per year. 
  • Care Homes tend to be more expensive ranging between 35k to 50k per year. 


  • Home Care agencies provide 1 to 1 time with a small allocated care team
  • Care Homes are served by large teams, residents don't tend to get any 1 to 1 time with their carers. 


  • Home Care agencies support people in their own homes, surrounded by their own belongings. 
  • Care Homes have usually very small rooms (limited space for privacy), and often have communal washing facilities. People usually have to forfeit their homes to pay for the care. 


  • Home Care agencies support you to stay in control of your life and continue doing things you enjoy.
  • Care Homes offer limited choices and control, for example, what meals to eat, and when you can shower/bathe.


  • Home Care agencies can support limitless needs, even down to end-of-life care. 
  • Care Homes are a large upheaval, as your needs deteriorate you may need to be moved on again to a nursing home. 


  • Home Care agencies give you control over who enters your home, and allow you to maintain friendships and relationships.
  • Care Homes sometimes have visiting times, or you may not enjoy the company of other residents, what's on the communal television or what activities are on. 


  • Home Care agencies have support from doctors, nurses, and therapy teams to implement measures and monitor health in your own home. 
  • Care Homes have a lot of tasks and service users to focus on all at once. Home Care is usually much more person-centered. 


We are passionate about people's voices being heard and preferences adhered to. It's okay if you want to go into a care home, everyone is different and we all have different preferences and different priorities. Whether you choose to be cared for at home or in a care home, if you have the capacity, the choice is always yours. Weigh up your options and work out what is most important to you. There are always pros and cons on both sides.