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Live-in Carer


Posted: 2 months ago

Contemplation Homes


  • Live-in carers live with their Service Users for several weeks at a time providing 24 hour care and support. Live-in care is a full-time homecare solution where you as a carer are required to live with the customer in their own home seven days a week and although you will have breaks you are responsible for the customer’s well being the rest of the time. It allows a customer to stay at home in familiar, relaxed surroundings, supported by a full-time live-in carer who undertakes all the duties detailed in an individually designed care plan. Many carers enjoy this one-to-one personal home care service as it allows them to concentrate on one person at a time. Unlike other care environments, live-in carers have the time to build a relationship and maintain a high standard of care. Whilst it is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding jobs you can have, it’s also demanding, challenging and comes with a huge amount of personal responsibility. This is a calling, not just a job. It takes a special kind of person to be a live-in carer. A good carer is someone who truly cares about others and is not just earning a living. This is a special job, and it needs special people to do it.


    Whilst it is advantageous for our Carers to be able to drive, it’s not necessary to have your own car. The ability to drive offers flexibility on a number of levels; it gives us greater flexibility in the care packages that we can offer you. If you’d like to work in a more remote, rural placement, then that is more feasible if you can drive and have a car. It also gives you the flexibility to get out and about with your client if their condition allows. If the customer still has a car, we often suggest that our Carer be added to the family insurance policy.


    When a new Carer goes into replace an existing Carer, we insist on a fully detailed handover. Whether acting as holiday cover or as a permanent replacement, this principle remains. This protects our Carers (and our clients) from the unexpected. The new Carer will be fully briefed on all aspects of the individual care plan, including routines, medications, preferred meals, nap times and any other pertinent information.

Job Details

Full Time
Hampshire, United Kingdom