How much do care assistants in London get paid?

Care assistants in London earn

£9.25–12.00 per hour

Based on 75 employee reviews

Care assistant salaries can range between £9.25–12.00 per hour in the London area. This data is based on quiz results from 75 employees who live in and around London.

What do top employers pay care assistants?

Who are the worst care assistant employers?

  1. Starcare
    2.0
  2. Constance Care
    2.2
  3. Human Support Group
    2.5

Recent care assistant Jobs in London

  1. Care Assistant at Helping Hands posted 3 days ago
  2. Care Assistant at Helping Hands posted 12 days ago
  3. Care Assistant at Helping Hands posted 5 days ago
  4. Care Assistant at Helping Hands posted 5 days ago
  5. Live In Carer at Helping Hands posted 12 days ago
  6. Care Assistant at Helping Hands posted 12 days ago
See all care assistant jobs in the London area

What contracts are people on?

38% report having zero hours contracts.
2% report having low hours contracts. (less than 16 hours)
40% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
20% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 60 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 85% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 75 employees

What do care assistants do?

Care workers have the job of supporting and looking after vulnerable people. This includes children, the elderly and adults with disabilities.

They can work in private care homes or in patients’ homes. Sometimes care workers need to stay overnight.

Other names for care workers are:

  • Direct care workers
  • Carers
  • Care assistants
  • Healthcare assistants (HCAs)
  • Support workers
  • Personal carers/ assistants
  • Shared lives workers

This type of job involves day-to-day support for patients. This can include:

  • Helping with washing, getting dressed and going to the bathroom
  • Preparing food and helping with eating
  • Household cleaning, laundry and shopping
  • Keeping patients company and getting involved with activities
  • Making sure patients are taking any medication

This is a physical job, and you may be on your feet a lot.

You may have to work night shifts, on weekends and bank holidays.

Some care worker jobs are entry level and can offer on-the-job training.

If you want to apply for a care worker job, you might need the following:

For more information about care workers, read our guide to the best care companies to work for.

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