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What is hourly home care?

Hourly home care is a flexible care service which supports you to remain independent at home with a package of care to suit your needs.

At Carefound Home Care our hourly home care service is truly personalised with your care managed by our local care management branch, all of which are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The service involves one-to-one care visits of 1 hour upwards from your carer at the most suitable times for you. The service can also include longer visits or even sleepovers or waking nights. We also understand that your hourly home care needs may change over time, so we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Your carer can support you with anything from companionship, cooking, cleaning through to personal care, medication management or more complex support for specialist conditions such as dementia care, Parkinson’s care or post stroke care.

Hourly Care

Begin your home care journey with us

Contact our friendly team to talk about your home care needs.

Why choose us?

At Carefound Home Care we’ve been providing highly personalised visiting care to older people for many years. Our care is focused on helping our clients enjoy a better quality of life at home, whilst improving their health and well-being outcomes.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC

Each of our home care branches are individually registered, inspected and rated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we have been consistently rated Outstanding, giving families the peace of mind that they are receiving the best care service available.

Local to you

Your care is managed by our local branch which ensures that we are able to maintain exceptional levels of support for our carers, our clients and their families. We provide this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also recruit our carers from our local areas.

Continuity of care

Unlike an agency, we employ, train and support our professional carers who we match to you. We also provide minimum care visits of 1 hour, helping us to offer a higher quality, more tailored service. This enables us to give you much better continuity and consistency.

Expertly trained carers

All of our carers undergo an extensive recruitment process including interviews, reference checks and an Enhanced DBS Check. They then complete our leading training programme which goes beyond mandatory requirements and includes supporting specialist health conditions.

A fully managed service

We remove the burden of families having to manage care themselves. This includes visiting and contacting our clients and carers regularly, and constant monitoring of your care including any concerns or issues. We also invest in training, supervising, developing and supporting our carers.

Improved health outcomes

We have a proven track record of improving health outcomes including reducing falls, managing signs of deterioration and lowering the risk of hospital admissions. Our proactive approach is supported by our innovative technology and reduces reliance on hospitals and other NHS services.

Hilda’s hourly home care story

“As always your service is excellent and I am extremely satisfied with the services and the friendly staff (almost family)”

Miss F, Harrogate

What do hourly care assistants do?

An hourly care assistant can support you with a range of activities, all of which can be included in your care plan, including:


Company and companionship from a carer matched to you so you can enjoy life with the right level of stimulation and emotional support.

Personal care and hygiene

Help with your personal needs such as dressing, personal cleanliness, lavatory needs and grooming, all with dignity and discretion.

Medication help

Our carers are trained in supporting you with managing and administering your medications. They can also collect prescriptions from the pharmacy.

Staying active

We’re able to work closely with occupational therapists and other health professionals to ensure your mobility needs are met.

Shopping for food and essentials

We can help you with shopping whether it involves popping out to the shops or arranging an online delivery.

Light housekeeping

This may include washing and ironing, cleaning rooms or vacuuming, to ensure your usual standards of cleanliness are maintained.

Meal preparation and nutrition

Your carer can help you plan and prepare nutritious meals to ensure your dietary needs are met, at a time that suits you.

Social activities and connecting

Your carer can support you to continue to socialise and keep close to family and friends.

Transportation and errands

This may involve helping you get out and about in your local community, going out on trips or running errands on your behalf.

Hobbies and interests

Continuing to enjoy hobbies and interests helps maintain your independence and our carers will support you to do this both inside and outside of your home.

Specialist care

We will monitor your health and well-being outcomes and our carers are trained to support you with complex conditions such as dementia.

How to arrange hourly home care

We try to make the process of arranging your care as easy and straightforward as possible. Call our local team today to begin your home care journey.


Speak to our local team

Call our local team on 0330 223 6240 to talk through your options and discuss any questions you may have.

Free assessment of care needs

Your local care manager will visit you to discuss your needs and wishes, before creating your tailored care plan with you.

Match your carer

We'll match the most suitable carer to you, ensure they're introduced and our local team will manage your care 24/7.

Hourly home care FAQs

Hourly home care is a type of elderly care service in which a carer provides additional support in the client's own home. Hourly home care is a flexible service which can be personalised to your needs and can include anything from basic domestic support, companionship, personal care, medication help, through to supporting people with more complex conditions such as dementia or Parkinson’s. Hourly home care can be provided from 1 hour to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and may involve sleepover night care or waking night care.

Most older people would prefer to remain in their own home rather than being forced to move into a residential care home or nursing home. Hourly home care enables an older person to retain their independence in the comfort of their own home with the peace of mind of one-to-one care from a professional carer when they need it. With hourly home care you can continue to enjoy the things we may take for granted such as control over daily routines, friends and family being able to visit anytime, couples being able to remain together and staying with pets. Hourly home care also reduces the risk of incidents occurring and families having to make 'reactive' unplanned decisions regarding care.

Hourly home care is a flexible service so whether you or your loved one are looking for high quality but low level assistance, often whilst getting used to receiving help, or a more involved service, requiring us to work closely with GPs and district nurses for support with specialist conditions, our hourly care service can be tailored to meet your needs.

Hourly home care is a flexible option and can be designed around your needs and routines. You may only require 1 hour of support per week, a single or a number of daily visits may be best or you may require overnight support. Your care is agreed with you following an assessment of your care needs and can be adjusted at any time should your needs or preferences change.

Yes! We also provide a locally managed live-in care service which enables families who require more extensive care and support to remain in the comfort of their own home rather than having to move into a residential care home. Find out more about live-in care from Carefound Home Care.