My mother has alzheimers and has been assessed by the local social services as needing daily visits from a home care company. The care company was chosen by social services, not me. The weekly charge is £367.48 which covers 4 half hour visits each day (that is 2 hrs in total). That is approx. £25 an hour. It seems excessive to me, plus I have concerns that the carers do not stay the full 30 minutes and certainly are not feeding my mother properly. This is why I am now querying their charges as I want to look elsewhere for a care package. Does the charges of the current company seem reasonable to other people who are using or have arranged such a service?