Care within our villages is charged at a fixed rate of £18 per hour, regardless of the level of care provided. Hourly chunks can be split, for example someone may choose to take half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening. Or potentially just fifteen minutes once a week to help put some shopping away.
It’s very rare for someone to require round-the-clock care. The time a person spends actually receiving care within a nursing home is generally no more than an hour or two a day. In our villages a similar level of care would cost between £56 and £182 per week. This takes into consideration the basic state funding allowance, available to everyone and not means tested.
When you compare our costs to a good-standard care or nursing home which would typically charge fees well over £1,000 a week, the value within our villages becomes indisputable