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Apply for flexible live-in care jobs in London. With more breaks, above industry standard of pay and an excellent support system, you will have all the help you need from us to really make a difference.

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Live-in carer job description

Live-in carers live in a client’s own home. Depending on your work availability, this could be anything from two weeks up to and beyond ten weeks at a time. Our clients choose live-in care as an alternative to other care solutions, such as care homes, to support their health needs and emotional well-being. No two days are alike and our home care is tailored to each individual we care for.

However, you can expect to support clients with the following day-to-day activities:

  • Personal care, being discreet and sensitive to your clients’ needs
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Managing and administering medication
  • Housekeeping
  • Running errands and transportation to appointments or social events
  • Assisting with mobility in and around the home
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Pet care

Before we start providing care, each client will be assessed by an expert care assessor. We will look at the clients’ overall care needs and listen to their choices as to how they wish to live their life. Taking the time to match our carers with clients properly, based on skills, experience, personality and shared interests.

We do not operate rotas, but do offer you placements based on your availability. Many of our carers prefer to stay with clients for longer periods of time, but placement lengths can be flexible to suit your lifestyle. Continuity of care is important to us, so we try to keep our clients and carers together for as long as is reasonably or practically possible.

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Live-in carer benefits

Our team of industry experts understand what great training and support looks like. So you can be assured that if you choose to work with us, either as a live-in carer, or as a domiciliary care assistant , you will be well looked after with:

Local support, 24/7 Local support, 24/7

As well as 24/7 phone support from our office team, you will be supported by a care assessor who is local to your placement. They will ensure you have dedicated, ongoing support in your placement.

Flexible workingFlexible working

Our flexible engagement options mean that you can choose when you work. Whether it’s a couple of weeks or a couple of months at a time, you choose what gives you the best work/life balance.

Employed directly by us  We’re not an agency

You will work for us for the duration of your placement. This means we handle all your tax and national insurance deductions during that period, so that’s one less thing for you to think about.

Breaks in placement Breaks in placement

To support your wellbeing you will have generous breaks whilst in placement. Breaks will vary depending on the client placement, however as a minimum you will have two hours per day.

Free Blue Light Card Free Blue Light Card

You can apply for a free Blue Light Card, giving you access to lots of great offers and deals both online and on the high street.

Pay and rewardsPay and rewards

Our pay is based on the complexity of your placement. You can expect to earn up to £140 per day. We also offer up to £475 to anyone who refers a friend to work with us (terms apply).

Employee Assistance Programme Employee Assistance Programme

To help with any of the challenges life may bring, you can access free, confidential advice via our EAP.

Ongoing training and development Ongoing training and development

We know training is an ongoing process. Through our in-house training team we regularly offer additional training in complex conditions, as well as supporting carers to complete their Level 2 Health and Social Care diploma.

Live and work in London Live and work in London

Work in London with food and accommodation covered, with the benefit of experiencing one of the best cities in the world on your break.

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What qualifications and experience do I need to work with you?

For our live-in carer jobs, you will need at least six months’ professional care experience. This does not necessarily need to be as a live-in carer; you might have worked as a domiciliary carer, support worker in a residential care home, as a healthcare assistant in the NHS or in a similar care related role. Your hands-on experience will include supporting clients with their personal care, as well as supporting people living with conditions such as dementia or Parkinson’s.

It’s important that you share our passion for enabling people to have a choice about where, when and how they have care. You’ll have a focus on promoting independence and choice through person-centred care. All of our carers are recruited to align with our core values – the five Cs – Choice, Comfort, Companionship, Continuity and Care.

If you’d like to speak to our team about working with us, book an appointment with a recruiter here. Or apply now with our virtual recruitment assistant Max. Simply click on the Max icon in the bottom right hand corner.

Please note: we are not able to assist with any sponsorship or visa applications. You must already have the right to work in the UK before you can apply to work with us. For more information on working in the UK visit

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Live-in carer training opportunities

We want you to excel in your role and we know this can only be achieved if you are equipped with the skills, knowledge and support required to be an exceptional live-in carer. We have a blended approach to learning, involving face-to-face training, online learning, coaching and mentoring.

Cherished Home Care is part of a family of home care brands. Together with The Good Care Group and Oxford Aunts, we are committed to the professional development of our teams. We’re proud that a number of the central operations team and care managers first joined our teams as professional carers. Your training and development needs will form an important part of your regular one-to-ones with your care manager.

All of our carers attend an induction course in London. Whilst you might have already completed a course with another organisation, this is designed to give you a great introduction to Cherished Home Care, our clients and our systems. Find out more about our training.

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Live-in carer recruitment process

Once you’ve found your ideal role, there are just five steps to complete before starting your live-in placement.

  1. Apply with Max, our virtual recruitment assistant
  2. Complete an online situational judgement questionnaire, designed specifically for live-in carers. This should take around 20 minutes to complete
  3. Have a virtual interview with a member of our recruitment team. Max will help you book a time that works best for you
  4. If your interview is successful you’ll be made a conditional offer and we’ll start your pre-employment checks. This includes an enhanced DBS check and at least two references
  5. Attend our face-to-face training

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