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What is a live-in carer?

Live-in care is an alternative to other care solutions such as care homes, for those who have long term health needs. To many older people, or those with life-limiting conditions, there’s nowhere better to live than the comfort of their own home and that is what live-in care allows them to enjoy. Surrounded by their memories and supported by a live-in carer, every single client gets to live their very best life in the place they love most.

A live-in carer is a professional trained to look after and provide flexible care to individuals or couples in their own homes. As a professional live-in carer you will provide both care and companionship to clients – providing assistance with daily activities, personal care, or support in managing specialist conditions such as dementia – all in the comfort of their own home.

People working live-in care jobs come from many different backgrounds, typically they have worked as domiciliary carers, care assistants, healthcare assistants or in nursing home jobs.

Live-in care is about individualised support. Our live-in carers move in with our clients for the duration of a rota. A rota can be 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off but we have a range of rotas to choose from.

A client typically has a team of two carers who take it in turn to live with them, and when one professional live-in carer arrives at the client’s home, they have a handover with the previous carer.

We aim to keep the same team with the client for the duration of us working with the client, and that allows our carers and clients to build up a real connection. Live-in care means having time to get to know your client, time to help them enjoy life and time to provide outstanding care completely tailored to their needs and life.

All clients have a care plan which you will access online via the Chrome book that we provide all our professional live-in carers with. Each carer has a Care Manager who is responsible for a region and who will check in with both you and your client on a regular basis.

“The Good Care Group gives you the opportunity to build a long-lasting, worthwhile relationship with your client, when in the past you may have had to spread yourself a little too thinly’.’
– Daniel, The Good Care Group

“Having worked in several care settings, it is live-in care that gives me the greatest job satisfaction. Live-in care allows me to make a real difference to my client’s life.”

Marion, Live-in carer

What does a live-in carer provide?

Working in live-in care is an immensely rewarding career that allows you to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life. At every live-in care job, you’ll have the opportunity to provide bespoke care and support for someone in need.

When it comes to live-in care jobs, no two days are alike. A live-in carer provides a range of care and support services in a client’s home including:

  • Discreet and sensitive personal care
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Medication administration and management
  • Light housekeeping duties
  • Transportation and running errands
  • Assisting with mobility in and around the home
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Pet care
  • Nurse-supported complex care

Why should I consider live-in care
jobs with The Good Care Group?

We have built a fantastic reputation for live-in carer jobs in the UK. Not only are we the most awarded dedicated live-in care provider we also think the following points are important:

  • We’re rated ‘Outstanding’ in all 5 categories by the CQC in England
  • We have achieved ‘Excellent’ for care and support and ‘Very Good’ for staffing by the Scotland Care Inspectorate
  • We have our own in-house admiral nurse and occupational therapist
  • All our professional carers are employed by The Good Care Group

The way we deliver care is as individual as the people we’re trusted to look after. And each of our employees is an individual too. We are supported by a team and technology that is second to none, allowing you to grow your skills in a culture that truly respects your ideas and individuality.

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Why should I consider live-in care jobs with The Good Care Group

Our people are exceptional - and so are our employment packages

Our live-in carers are the reason we’re leading the way in live-in care. We want the very best and we believe our committed carers deserve excellent employment packages.

We’ll provide you with:

  • Transparent pay bands, rewarding individual experience, skills, training and qualifications
  • Paid annual leave based on working patterns
  • Carer referral scheme – up to £500 per referral
  • Client referral scheme – up to £500 per referral
  • All UK travel expenses paid whilst in placement
  • Family discount on TGCG services (5%) plus 50% reduction on initial fee
  • Enhanced rates paid for Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year’s day, Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • Enhanced payment in specific couple-care placements
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Access to an innovative wellbeing programme to support you in supporting our clients; introduction of wellness plans to support positive mental health at work
  • 24/7 access to a confidential employee advice line
  • Regular contact with the Care management team; support from Carer Services team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Support through client or (personal) bereavement from our in house Consultant Admiral Nurse
  • Carer community portal
  • Annual refresher programmes with the opportunity to engage with your colleagues
  • Regular programme of informative and development webinars

We know that the flexibility and independence of self-employed care work may seem enticing, but there are so many life-enriching benefits to becoming part of our team.

Here is a look at all the benefits that come with being employed by The Good Care Group when compared to self-employed care work:


Live-in carer with The Good Care Group Self-employed live-in carer
Regular and consistent pay ✔️ X
Employer pension ✔️ X
Paid annual leave ✔️ X
Taxes and NI payments are managed for you ✔️ X
Up to double pay for bank holidays ✔️ X
Equipment is provided ✔️ X
24/7 support ✔️ X
Travel paid for in between placements ✔️ X
Access to Employee Assistance Programme ✔️ X
Industry-leading training ✔️ X
Free Blue Light Card ✔️ X
Free Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check ✔️ X

What qualifications and experience do I need to work in live-in care?

With our live-in carer jobs we are looking for either a minimum of 6 months’ professional care experience OR you may have recent experience of providing personal care for an adult friend or family member including washing, bathing and toileting. If you have been working in care before you may have been a live-in carer, domiciliary carer, care assistant, support worker or personal healthcare assistant or similar.  We get asked about live-in carer jobs near me by those wishing to become a professional carer with us.  We provide care across England and Scotland so have opportunities across these countries.

Please note, if you are looking for live-in carer jobs near me, we only have a limited number of live-in care vacancies for people with no professional care experience.  But we’d love to talk to you if you’re interested in finding out how to get into live-in care and you’re very welcome to call our recruitment team on 0203 728 7570 to find out more.

Experience of dementia care would be great and a driver’s licence is an advantage but not a requirement.

Training and development

Our induction programme

The training you receive as a live-in carer at The Good Care Group is second to none. Our in-depth, five-day induction programme gives you the right tools, skills and mindset to deliver outstanding care.

Here is a look at the skills and training techniques covered in our comprehensive induction programme:

    • First Aid
    • Common health conditions and neurological conditions
    • Understanding dementia (Foundation level)
    • Safeguarding, mental capacity, best interests and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
    • Medication administration
    • The ageing process
    • Moving and handling
    • Personal care and skin care
    • Continence management
    • Nutrition and hydration
    • End-of-life care

Developing your career

There will be plenty of opportunities to fulfill your potential with further qualifications as you move through your career with us.

We support training in health and social care to diploma level. We also provide opportunities for advanced training towards specialisation in a specific or complex condition. We strongly encourage all our employees to think about their career goals and take an active part in fulfilling them.

Informative webinars will keep you up to date on insights and developments in the industry. Our online learning platform enables you to document your learning and compile your professional development record.

Wherever your ambition lies, the team around you will give you the support you need to achieve it.

Our values and culture

We only deliver the very highest standards of care that enable people to live with choice, dignity and independence in the comfort of their own homes.

During the induction programme, you’ll learn more about our company values and culture, including:

  • Our commitment to providing exceptional care without compromise
  • Your terms of employment, i.e. pay, holidays and expenses
  • Understanding our IT and e-learning systems
  • Well-being – how we look after ourselves at work

Our carer community

All our carers become part of a supportive community, helping each other both in person and remotely. They have their online forum, where they share experiences, advice, tips and best practice.

Here are just some of what you can expect from our supportive online community:

  • A secure forum for sharing advice, experiences and learnings from your placement with carer colleagues around the country
  • A place where you will always feel part of the team, even if your placement is remote or far from home
  • Time-saving help with admin, uploading expenses, scheduling time off and applying for overtime
  • A helpful alerts service with regular updates and messages from head office

Live-in care jobs FAQs

Our recruitment process

Are you thinking about embarking on your own rewarding career in care?

If you already have professional experience in a care home, hospital or home care environment, we would love to hear from you. We are always recruiting dedicated and experienced carers for our live-in care jobs across England and Scotland.

If this will be your first live-in care job, but have experience of caring for a family member or friend, we have a limited number of roles available and will provide the training to support you in your new career.

Our live-in care jobs application process can be completed in a few easy steps and you may hear back from us in as little as 24 hours:

1. Complete application form

Simply click on the apply now button located on the right-hand side of the page. Your application will take just a few minutes to complete. You will know immediately whether you have been successful to move on to the next stage.

2. One experience questionnaire

If you have been successful with the initial online application, you will now receive an email with a link to our brand new one experience questionnaire. Please check your spam folder if you have not received the email. The one experience questionnaire is a mix of video clips, written questions and audio clips which will present you with the type of scenarios you will come across as a Live-in Carer, and will ask you how you are likely to deal with those situations. You should allow around 30 mins to complete.

3. Interview

For those who pass the one experience the next step is a phone interview and if that goes well we also do a face-to-face interview which can be via Skype or similar.

4. Offer

If we think you’ll make a great addition to our team we’ll make you an offer. This offer is subject to us receiving your references and successfully clearing the police checks for England and Scotland.

5. Induction training

You will then be invited to join our 5-day induction training. Please note that there will be assessments during these 5 days and you will need to pass the assessments in order to receive confirmation of your employment.

What we offer

Your pay and benefits

Your pay
and benefits

Competitive pay bands rewarding individual experience, skills, training and qualifications
Paid annual leave based on working patterns
£500 carer referral scheme
£500 client referral scheme
UK travel expenses paid whilst in placement
Family discount on TGCG services (5%) plus 50% initial fee reduction

Your professional development

Your professional

To prepare for live-in care placements you will receive:

Comprehensive induction training
Ongoing online training
Funded training opportunities – the care certificate
Provision of certified qualifications – diploma and equivalents
Regular programme of informative webinars
Development opportunities based on experience, skills, training and qualifications

Your wellbeing


Flexible working patterns
Access to an innovative wellbeing programme
24/7 confidential employee assistance phoneline
Bereavement support from our in-house Consultant Admiral Nurse
An online carer community
Social support network

Call now to speak to our recruitment team

If you’re passionate about providing the very best care, we think there’s nowhere better than The Good Care Group.

0203 728 7570

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