Live-in Carer Jobs

Do you want to make a difference? Are you looking for a change? We welcome inexperienced carers, our training equips you with all the skills you need

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Become a live-in carer and enjoy a job that is challenging and rewarding every day

The role is unique: improving someone’s quality of life is a truly remarkable experience. You will be committed and compassionate, friendly and trustworthy, respectful and reliable.

All you need is dedication and a desire to care, we will provide you with all the training you need, all we ask is that you are a caring, hard-working, patient, and attentive person who will use your initiative to make your clients happy. Being a good listener with a sense of humour helps too.

What does a live-in carer do?

We provide care for people across the UK. Working as a live-in carer requires you to be willing to travel nationwide to live with and care for your client in their home for 2-6 weeks at a time.

You will be there to help our clients live fulfilling lives in their own homes by assisting with specialist conditions, supporting moving and handling, delivering medication and providing personal care. Other responsibilities include enabling clients to enjoy social activities, light household duties, grocery shopping and planning and preparation of meals.

Of course, providing companionship is also an essential part of any carer’s role, offering connection and support has many positive benefits to the physical and mental wellbeing of our clients. Having a day out, playing a game of cards, watching television together or a cup of tea and a chat are small things that mean so much to our clients and are all part of the job of a live-in carer. We work hard to select our carers and clients for compatibility to ensure you can build a good rapport and enjoy one another’s company.

A typical day would include:

  • Helping your client get washed and dressed in the morning
  • Providing mobility support and encouraging movement and exercise.
  • Light household duties to maintain a clean and comfortable home.
  • Making their favourite dinner and enjoying it together

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What we offer:

Live-in Care Vacancies​

It's Easy To Apply

2. Telephone interview

Once we have received and reviewed your application we will contact you to arrange a telephone interview to discuss the role in further detail and answer any questions you may have.

3. Compliance check

On successful completion of your interview, our friendly compliance team will look after your application and obtain your documents and references.

4. Induction Training

You are ready to be booked onto our 10-day training programme for live-in carers.

5. You're ready to start caring and meet your first client

What experience and training will you need?

All carers must attend and pass our CPD accredited two-week induction course. Training consists of 5 days virtual learning via Zoom and 5 days of practical training at our Saxmundham headquarters followed by a 10-unit e-learning programme and an annual 2-day course to update and refresh your skills. Residential training means we can spend time getting to know you and understand where your strengths are and which clients you would work well with. If you have an aptitude for a particular type of care i.e. dementia, learning disabilities, we can offer further condition-specific training to nurture and develop your skills. Read more about our Training, Support and Development for carers.

24/7 Support for carers:

During your induction training you will be assigned two members of the Care Management Team who will be there to provide advice, guidance and a friendly listening ear whenever you need it, helping you to adjust to life as a live-in carer or, in the day-to-day management of your client’s homecare plan.

Whether you need advice about medication, guidance on how to cope with a client’s condition or just a general chat, our Care Management Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you provide the best care, any time you need it. 

What our clients say about our carers

We receive so many lovely compliments from family members and clients. It’s wonderful to hear what a good job our carers are doing first hand.

Download to read this daughter’s beautiful letter which describes how many people feel when the need to arrange care becomes necessary and highlights the difficulties she faced as well as the benefits gained as a family.

Recruitment FAQs for live-in carers

The blended induction training programme which includes 5 days virtual learning via Zoom and 5 days practical at our Saxmundham HQ is unique to the industry for a reason. We make sure that you are fully equipped and confident to support any of our clients at home and this knowledge cannot be imparted entirely online, as many care organisations do, or quickly. It is also a period of time for us to get to know each other. We created our training course so sufficiently that if you are completely new to care, you will learn everything you need to know and if you have experience that is a bonus. Those who do have prior experience it is important to recognise that different companies, have different policies and it is always beneficial to have a refresher of what you already know before going out to care for your clients.

We provide accommodation free of charge. Our dedicated training centre comprises of fully fitted kitchen facilities and guest rooms within our headquarters in the charming East of England market town of Saxmundham.

Unlike other care organisations, we pay weekly, between £650-£800, all dependent on the client and the type of care provision. The higher rate is paid for more complex health conditions that may require lots of moving and handling/personal care. Don’t forget you don’t pay for accommodation. 

You will be paid travel expenses only for travel between clients. We help by doing all the route plans for you so you don’t have to worry.

Carers get 2 hours per day depending on client – we schedule this into your client’s care plan.
Yes, you are entitled to take 20 days holiday pay, paid on a pro rata basis
Each carer’s work pattern is a minimum of 2 weeks duty at a time. We have a dedicated team arranging care placements and we always try to be flexible. There are always high demand periods and we do have to make sure that these are sufficiently covered.

We are always advising we cannot guarantee work in one area, you may have a particular location as your preference but we ask our carers to be flexible and willing to travel all over the country.

We look after a variety of clients with a range of different care needs, take a look at the Home Care Services section of our site for more detail on the type of care we provide.

We offer work on both an employed or self-employed contract basis. Speak to our team for more detail on 01728 605126

Our Christies Care Benevolent Fund or CCBC – you pay just £3 per week and we assess compensation for any loss of earnings on a case-by-case basis. We have recently paid out over £10,000 in total to some of our CCBC members.

If you refer a friend, our referral compensation is £25

Upon the successful completion of your training, we offer a guarantee of care work to start your career with us. We ask for £55 to provide this insurance.

No, but don’t worry, we know how to help you. DBS is not on the update service then the compliance team will do them a new one for £46. We are unable to accept a valid current DBS certificate if it is not on the update service. You can put it on the update service themselves but you have to do it within the first couple of weeks of the DBS being completed so most of the time this isn’t an option.

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