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Carers from South Africa

We're always looking for caring & compassionate people

Training to work as a carer in the UK

Could you be a live-in carer in the UK?

Do you live in South Africa but want to work flexibly in the UK?

If you have a genuinely caring nature and can put the needs of others before your own, we could have the perfect job for you.

Do you care about other people? Do you want to help them lead an independent life and be the person they want to be? If you answered yes to these questions, then we want to hear from you! Being a live-in carer with Helping Hands gives you a fantastic opportunity to help another person live in the comfort of their own home. We’ll carefully match you with one of our customers to suit both of you and you’ll benefit from plenty of support.

At Helping Hands, we have been recruiting globally for over 20 years with notable success across South Africa, and we are now looking for carers to join our team. Our friendly training team will help you settle in to the UK lifestyle and culture, as well as teaching you everything you need to become a skilled carer. Once you have completed your training with us, you will have the full support of a local care manager, someone who will answer any questions and ensure that your well-being is looked after, so that you can concentrate on your customer!

Working as a live-in carer, you will be accommodated in the customers home making this a great career for our international carers. If you are caring and compassionate and have the right to work in the UK, we’d love to hear from you.

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From a young girl I wanted to become a nurse, I loved taking care of people. So, after 43 years of working in one of the major banks in South Africa, I applied for a role with Helping Hands.

After completing the application form and the interview process, I was invited to attend training. The training was amazing, it was informative and very helpful. The training team are wonderful people, they shared a lot of their own personal experiences doing care work, and how they dealt with challenges, which were extremely helpful.

My first placement was with a lovely lady of 87 years old, she had dementia. We really had a lot of fun together, she had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing, so we  would sing together. Most days we would go for a walk, there was a quaint little coffee shop up the road from where she lived so we would often pop in there for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake and have a chat.

I have been working for Helping Hands for 4 months now and am really enjoying it. They are very supportive and always willing to help, they are always just a phone call away.

After evaluating all my experiences to date, would I go back? Yes, definitely, it made me stronger, more independent and opened up a whole new world that redefines my purpose

So, if you have a British Passport, or ancestral visa, what are you waiting for. Contact one of the South African recruitment partners which can be found of the website and come and join this exciting team.


Mandy, South African live-in carer

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Your next steps...

There really isn’t a better time to start your career as a Live-in Carer at Helping Hands! You can choose the length of time you live with and care for our customers here in the UK, with placement lengths tailored to suit your needs.

So if you’re used to caring for others, whether that be for a family member or professionally, or if care is your calling and you’re looking for a new career, we want to hear from you. Register your interest below and Deborah, our local South African based recruitment partner, will contact you to discuss your next steps!

Please be aware that only applicants who have the right to work in the UK can be considered for this job role.

Our wonderful training & recruitment team in the UK are all waiting to welcome you!


Apply today from South Africa

Applying from South Africa

If you’re currently based in Africa and want to work as a carer in the UK, contact our dedicated recruitment partner based in South Africa.

Following a detailed chat over the phone, and after we’ve carried out all of the pre-employment checks, you’ll attend our free three-day training course at our training centre in the UK before starting your first placement. Contact our South African partner today:


Deborah van der BiltLive-in recruitment partner, Johannesburg

Live-in recruitment partner, Johannesburg



Suzanne Van Greuning

Live-in recruitment partner, Cape Town and Durban

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