How much do caregivers in London get paid?

Caregivers in London earn

£9.08–11.78 per hour

Based on 80 employee reviews

Caregiver salaries can range between £9.08–11.78 per hour in the London area. This data is based on quiz results from 80 employees who live in and around London.

What do top employers pay caregivers?

What contracts are people on?

42% report having zero hours contracts.
42% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
16% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 67 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 88% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 80 employees

What do caregivers 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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