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What is a Live-In Carer?

​Make a positive difference to someone's life and become a Live-in carer!

​We all know that there is no place like home; the Nurseplus Care at home team enables our clients to choose to remain in the place they know and love.

​As a Live-in carer, you will be working in one household, typically with one or two clients for the duration of the specified shift pattern. You will effectively become part of the family and every day life, with the role encompassing everything from companionship and personal care to managing complex care needs and medication requirements.

​Your role will play a pivotal part in enabling clients to continue to remain independent and enjoy fulfilled lives and offer peace of mind to relatives that their loved ones are safe and well.

​Our clients will rely on you for care and support with all aspects of their daily living, so if you are dedicated and passionate about making a real difference to people’s lives, this could be the role for you.

The Benefits

  • ​You'll be working in one place, an average of 8 - 10 hours a day

  • Placements can range from 2 to 12 weeks

  • Up to £900* a week, dependent on individual client requirements, with the addition of holiday pay all paid weekly

  • Full training is provided, for free

  • Ongoing support from your local team as well as from our Live-in Care Co-ordinators

  • Further development opportunities with in-house courses and funded qualifications such as Distance Learning and NVQ Level 2 & 3

Don't just take our word for it...

​"I have really enjoyed working for Nurseplus as a Live-in carer, and although a bit of a culture shock at first, as I was new to Live-in care, I have found it so rewarding to see the client I am currently supporting advance; he has come on leaps and bounds. We both get along very well and have been having a good laugh with one another. When I started with Nurseplus, I was given training, which has given me the confidence to enable me to carry out my role successfully. The local branch in Southampton have also been very supportive where I need it." Paul, Southampton


​What is the average salary/pay for a live-in carer?

​The pay can differ depending on the care you're providing and placement length with your clients, but these are a couple examples of what you could earn over a year working in Live-in care:

2 weeks on / 1 week off (35 weeks per year)

​£24,500 - £28,000

12 weeks on / 1 week off (48 weeks per year)

​£33,600 - £38,400

How long does a typical live-in carer shift last?

​You will work on average between 8 - 10 hours a day in a routine that mirrors your client's. You're not expected to provide care around the clock, but will need to be on standby for the occasional issue that occurs "out of hours". You will also get a 2 hour continuous break each day.

Do you provide training?

​Yes, full training will be provided at your local branch. You will also have the opportunity to take on additional courses.

​What will I be provided with on my placement?

​You will be given your own room within your client's home and provided with internet access. You will also receive a weekly food allowance in addition to your pay.

Posted-on November 29, 2022 By Nurseplus Care at home