Live independently at home with outstanding live-in care

Established in 1987, Christies Care is a family owned and run live-in care agency. Rated outstanding by the CQC and registered with the Scottish Care Inspectorate and the Jersey Care Commission we have grown to be one of the largest providers of 24 hour, 7 day a week care in the UK.

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Call 01728 605 107 or message us to find out about our live-in care.

“We really appreciate the care my brother Matthew gets and thank our lucky stars. He is healthier, fitter and happier since Christies Care. 100 out of 100!”

Robert B. (brother of a client)
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We are live-in care specialists

Christies Care specialises in providing fully trained and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked live-in carers throughout the UK. Family owned and run, rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), registered with both the Scottish Care Inspectorate and the Jersey Care Commission and members of The Live-in Care Hub, we have over 25 years of experience in this specialised field.

We train all our carers to be companions, as well as to carry out the usual tasks of daily living such as cooking, laundry, light housework, and helping their clients get out and about. They give as much personal care and help with mobility as is needed.

Who has live-in care?

Anybody who needs full time care and wants to live in their own home. With live-in care, you have a trained carer who lives with you; who is there for you 24 hours a day; who is there to help you to live life as you choose, in your own home. For our elderly clients, it means that they can carry on living at home, with their husband or wife, garden, pets, familiar circle of friends and neighbours.

For our younger clients, it means that they can go to university, have a job, go to the pub, have a family life, and generally live life as they want. You can have live-in care for as long as you like: two weeks, a month, every now and again to cover while a family carer has a break, or for ever. It is up to you.

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A staggering 97 percent* of people do not want to go into a care home if they become ill or less able to cope.

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Who are our live in carers?

Our carers are just that, people who care. We have a rigorous recruitment process, but most of all we are looking for people who have the right, caring attitude. It doesn’t matter what previous experience a carer has, as all carers go through our in-depth induction course where they are given the skills needed to go out and care for their clients. Christies Care is growing, so we are recruiting for new carers. If you feel you have the right skills and attitude, please look at our be a live in carer page, and apply.

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“I would always give Christies top marks. Other agencies do not provide the same level of training or support”

Feedback from carer, Catharina T.

“The Training is the best I have ever seen. I have never seen such professionalism, hard work and compassion shown by a company before. I can’t wait to start my training!”

Christies Carer, Dawn

“Couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks for always being there at the end of the phone when I need you.

No other agency that I have worked for has ever been as good at support as Christies.”

A Carer on successful completion of Alzheimer's training

“The commitment shown by the team at Christies Care to their staff training is second to none. The investment they have put into their training facilities is amazing.

I was delighted to be invited to help focus the training as it shows how they put the needs of the clients first.

I’ve been a client of Christies Care for more than a dozen years now and I couldn’t praise them enough for the work that they do.”

Dr Richard Farrar, a Christies Care client

Recent research proves that people who have live-in care are less likely to fall, and far less likely to have a hip fracture than people in residential and nursing homes. Also, if you have live-in care, you are far more likely to be happier, to have more freedom, independence, and nicer food.

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How Does Live-in Care Work?

We learn as much as possible about you.

To be a success, we need to know as much as possible about you. The tasks you want or need the carer to do; the type of person you want for your carer; and enough about you and your personality to be able to find the right carers. We get this information over the telephone, email, skype or face-to-face, whatever our clients want, or whatever the situation demands. Often we send one of our Local Area Advisors to visit our client, to do a full assessment. This visit is free and carries no obligation.

You have your questions answered.

Our team is here to answer all of your questions. If you want, we will ask our local area advisor to come and talk to you and explain anything in detail. This visit is free.

We build a team of carers to look after you.

We know that one person can’t stay with a client forever. Everybody needs a break. So we build a team of maybe three or four carers, each of whom stays with her client for however long she and her client want (it may be four, six, eight weeks at a time), and then is replaced by another known and liked, team member. Over the years, we have found that a team of three or four is much more stable than the alternative of having one ‘main’ carer, who stays for a long time and is covered by a short term ‘holiday’ carer.

We start to build this team by introducing carers for a week or two at a time. This is long enough for our client to really get to know whether she likes this carer (and vice versa). If a client gets on well with her carer, the carer then can stay for longer. If not, the client never has to see that carer again.

“Our mother passed away peacefully at home yesterday, surrounded by all her family.

Having your carers meant she didn’t have to go to a hospital or home, and for that we are so thankful.”

Jackie, a client's daughter
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