Like Minders care and companionship service

Flexible and affordable care to support people in their own home

Like Minders Elderly Care & Companionship, the brainchild of the directors behind one of the UK’s most successful childcare agencies, is now offering ad hoc and regular care and companionship for the older generation, to help fill the gap in the market for home care and companionship across the UK.

Having helped to revolutionise the childcare industry in London, Like Minders aims to offer care based on the same principals of affordability, ease of access and total flexibility across the whole of the UK. Importantly, the focus of the service is aimed at both care and companionship, with its vastly experienced carers able to support people in their home, across a number of areas. This includes personal care, running errands, providing meals, help around the house or garden or just someone to chat to and have a cup of tea with.

The service comes at a time when Government cuts have put major restrictions on the funding for non-medical social care in the UK. In particular, spending on social care in England has fallen by £770 million since 2010, meaning that 900,000 people in need of care do not receive any formal support (ONS / Age UK). Like Minders offers a cost-effective solution for people who require companionship and help around the home, but wish to maintain some independence.

Care through Like Minders can cost as little as £430 a week for half day, every day flexible care, compared to over £30,000 a year on average for a care home.

Like Minders believes that there is no black and white solution to elderly care but there is a significant void between those who are self- sufficient, to those needing full time medical care. People who just need help around the home or simply companionship, tend to be the ones who are neglected. Whether you are looking for yourself, or a loved one, Like Minders can offer care for both individuals and couples, and offers ad hoc, regular, live in/live out care both on a short and long term basis, as well as emergency last minute care.

You can register for the service for free and Like Minders never charges until they have found a suitable carer. You can register and make bookings as a member or a non-member and unlike many agencies its fees are totally transparent, as all the money paid to the carer goes directly to them. The agency fees, paid separately are all clear and available on the website.

Like Minders would like to offer Silversurfers a 10% discount on membership fees for a whole year.

As this offer has limited availability, do get in touch immediately.

For further information, please visit our website at or call us on 0844 879 7189 and Like Minders would be delighted to help.

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