Christies Care Stowmarket

Providing you with hourly care, as and when you need it.

You can have confidence in us

We combined our 35 years of experience in live-in care and the success of our Saxmundham hourly care branch, to create an outstanding model of providing person-centred care.  Our expert team will arrange flexible home care visits lead by carers you can trust.  You can have the confidence that your loved ones will receive the best care possible, after all, at Christies Care we are a family, from the moment you contact us, we will treat you as one of our own.

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We can fit the hourly visiting care we provide to your situation

Your life is as individual as you are, so we personalise our care to reflect this.


Speak to one of our care experts

One of our friendly team will work with you to truly understand exactly what you want or need to solve your problems.


Organise everything

As soon as you say so, we organise the right outstandingly trained and selected carer for you.


Get started

Relax, safe in the knowledge you have the best carers in place to give the exact support you need to carry on living independently.

Meet our Stowmarket team

From the first moment you contact us, our friendly team will work with you to assess your needs and arrange the best possible care.

Our Stowmarket team go above and beyond to provide support for both clients and carers in our community.

Katie Parker Registered Manager and Branch Manager of Stowmarket Hourly Care Branch

Katie Parker

I started my career in Health and Social Care 25 years ago. In this time, I have been lucky enough to experience all areas of the care industry. I joined Christies Care as a training Coordinator in 2022. After progressing within the company, I am now very excited to be taking on a new adventure in Hourly Care as the Stowmarket Branch and Registered Manager.
care quality outstanding rated

Why choose Christies Care?

We are consistently rated Outstanding by CQC

The best selected and trained carers

We get it. We’ve used our carers to look after our parents

More than 95% of our clients come to us through recommendation


Home care is care that you receive in your own home on a live-in or hourly basis. Having home care promotes independence and means that you can stay in your own home, with the pets, garden, friends and live in familiar surroundings.

The role of a home carer is to give someone the help and support they need to be as independent as possible; to live as full a life as possible. A home carer visit on an hourly basis or live-in with you and will help with housekeeping, cooking, running errands, help with washing and dressing as well as other daily tasks to give the person being cared for the best possible life. The best home carers are people who really care about people, who understand what they really want and who work hard to help their clients to be happy.

Everyone is treated as an individual and next of kin are not liable for home care fees (or even care home fees). However, families may well find themselves contributing something towards the cost of care, either because they don’t meet the bar that allows the state to pay, or because they want better quality care than the state will provide, and so they top up at their own expense.

Home care is where an individual receives the car they need in their own home without the need to move. This can help to promote independence for the person receiving care. A care home is when someone has to move away from their own home, when there they receive the care they need to stay healthy.

The most common home care service is hourly visiting home care. If an individual needs a little bit of help, a carer comes in and gives them the help they need to carry on living an independent life. This hourly visiting home care can be from as little as an hour a week to several hours a day, entirely depending on the care receivers wants and needs. Live-in care is increasingly common, as people realise that even if you need full-time care, having a live-in carer means you can stay in your own home and you can avoid leaving your surroundings for a care home.

Home care can be seen as expensive because it depends on the carers who do a demanding yet rewarding job. In order to recruit and retain qualified carers, they must be paid enough. Paying carers too little is a false economy. For most care providers, carer wages (including travel and the on-costs of employment) make up 60-75% of revenue, with pay for the co-ordinators, trainers and others to keep the organisation going, taking up almost all of the rest.

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