The Role of a Live-in Carer

Rewarding in more ways than one


We help people with day-to-day activities, like washing and dressing, meal preparation, companionship, and help with medication.

As well as care activities, live-in carers often need to manage the household as much as needed by the client, which can include cleaning, laundry, shopping and other activities.

Live-in carers generally stay with a client for at least a week of a time, often for two weeks, followed by a week or two off.

Clients can have a range of conditions, such as frailty, memory problems, and mobility problems. They can live alone, or with a loved one.

Hear from Live-in Carers

I enjoy being able to dedicate myself to one person for the length of my placement rather than rushing between lots of residents, like in a care home.

Sandra S Live-in Carer

My work pattern of one week on, one week off, works perfectly around my other commitments, and I can always choose other work patterns if I need

Jane C Live-in Carer

It was a bit daunting to start with, but I'm with one main client, and we know each other really well now. I can always phone the office for guidance if needed as well.

Joanna S Live-in Carer

Being a live-in carer you work with the client, their partner, loved-one, friends and healthcare professionals. It can be busy but it's so rewarding.

Carla B Live-in Carer

Would Live-in Care suit me?

People in the Live-in Carer role need to be flexible, patient and genuinely caring. 

Being able to interact with and support a variety of different clients with different needs in a friendly and professional way are all essential qualities for Carers.

Because of the responsible, one-to-one nature of the role, previous experience in the care sector is required.

Being able to commit to placements of at least a week at a time is also important, as too many changes in a week can unsettle clients.


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