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How much do care workers and assistants in London get paid?

Care workers and assistants in London earn

£8.48–12.00 per hour

Based on 147 employee reviews

Care worker or assistant salaries can range between £8.48–12.00 per hour in the London area. This data is based on survey results from 147 employees who live in an around London.

What do top employers pay care workers and assistants?

Who are the worst care worker or assistant employers?

  1. Sagecare
    2.7
  2. Starcare
    2.7
  3. Leaf Care
    2.2

Recent care worker or assistant vacancies in London

  1. Care Assistant Support Worker at Carebase posted 20 hours ago
  2. Care Assistant Support Worker at Carebase posted 20 hours ago
  3. Care Worker at Mears posted 7 days ago
  4. Care Worker at Bluebird Care posted 20 hours ago
  5. Care Worker at London Care posted 20 hours ago
  6. Care Worker at Bluebird Care posted yesterday
See all care worker or assistant vacancies in the London area

What contracts are people on?

37% report having zero hours contracts
4% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
34% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
25% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 121 employees

How are people paid?

84%
by the hour
16%
an annual salary

Based on 148 employees

What do care workers and assistants employees 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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