Live-in Care in Richmond and Twickenham

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.

We are specialists

Christies Care specialises in providing fully trained and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked live-in carers throughout the UK. Family owned and run, and Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered, 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.

Our local presence

We know that it is important for our clients to meet us before deciding anything, to have the time to sit down and ask us questions. Our Local Area Advisor in the Richmond and Twickenham area is Steve Elliot. Steve used to be a carer himself, so knows everything there is to know about live-in care. His job it to visit new or potential clients to answer their questions, and to do a full assessment of their wants and needs (including risk assessments); to carry out review visits; to give support and advice to carers, and to see our clients, whenever they want to have a face to face meeting.

And what does this cost?

The cost of live-in care depends a lot on your wants and needs, and generally ranges from about £600 a week to £950 a week. Our costs are laid out in more detail on our Management and Control page on our website – or please talk to our team, who will be able to give you an indicative quote over the telephone.

Hourly care

You may not be ready for live-in care – you may just need a carer to pop in and help you for a couple of hours a day. Or you may need live-in care for a couple of weeks while you convalesce from an accident or an operation, and then want to move down to a few hours a day, as you get better. Christies Care has worked with Home Instead for a number of years, and we know they give a very good service. So, if you need hourly care in Richmond or Twickenham, please visit Home Instead Richmond, which covers the whole borough.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, or would like to talk to somebody about care, please call us on 01728 605107 or email us on