What is a Live-in Carer?
As a live-in carer, you’ll live with your client, giving them as much help and care as they need while enabling them to live as independently as possible.
If your client needs help with cooking and cleaning the house, you’ll help; if they need help moving, you’ll help; if they need help with medication, you’ll help; if they need help washing or going to the toilet, you’ll help; and if they want to go for a walk, but are nervous of falling, you’ll be there to offer an arm.
Most importantly, as a live-in carer, you are there to offer your client companionship, so they have stimulation, someone to talk to, someone to play cards with, or just the knowledge that there is someone else there.
We know that this work sounds tough, but it is extremely rewarding. And we thoroughly assess our clients, the tasks they want their carers to carry out, living conditions and the carer’s break times. This assessment makes sure that the workload and conditions are suitable for a live-in carer.
We are quite strict about this – we know that if a carer has good working conditions, they can do a better job.
What is Live-in Care?
Everybody should be able to stay in his or her own home, forever. Nobody should be forced out of their home, just because they have a disability or an illness.
A live-in carer helps their client to stay in their own home, for as long as they want. The carer helps their client to do what they want to do, when they want to do it. Essentially, a live-in carer enables someone to have the independence and life they deserve, whatever their circumstance.
In a recent survey, 97% of adults in the UK don’t want to go to a care home. If you become a live-in carer, you will be helping someone stay in their own home.
Being a live-in carer can be a challenging and unpredictable job, but it is also an extremely rewarding position. Every day, when you care for someone, you will be making a huge difference to that person and their family; and sharing some extraordinary moments.
A live-in carer can come from any background, with any experience. Our carers have been secretaries, bank managers, mothers, fathers, students, nurses, soldiers and teachers. Some were carers for hourly care agencies or care homes who wanted the time to be able to care for people properly; some have no professional experience at all.
We will give you all the training you need, all we ask is that you are a caring, hard-working, patient, flexible person, who will use your initiative to make your clients happy.
Why a Live-in Care Job with Christies Care?
We offer our live-in carers a unique combination of financial commitment, size, flexibility and training. No other agency does as much as us to help its carers. We sort everything out before you get here.
We give you a free, award-winning induction training course. You will have free accommodation and breakfast while you are here for training.
We support you thoroughly, especially over your first few weeks.
We guarantee your earnings (talk to our team for more details).
We have a room for you if things go wrong.
We have clients all over the UK, including the Channel Islands.
If you aren’t in the UK we have websites and local agents in some other countries, ready to help you with your application.