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What do you need to be a carer?

Being a carer is one of the most rewarding jobs there is. Believe us, we know.

We only employ those who have certain characteristics that we would want if our own loved ones were being cared for by someone else. After all, customers are welcoming someone new into their home, so they have to trust that we are selecting only the best carers to join our team. When recruiting live-in carers, we choose those that are empathetic, patient, kind and who are willing to go the extra mile for the person entrusted into their care. You don’t need any specific qualifications to be a live-in carer, and although previous care experience is a plus, it isn’t a necessity. Just the will to care for others with compassion and dignity.

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Assessment and selection 

Our carer assessment process is designed to give you the skills to be the best live-in carer you can be.

Your assessment day will cover a number of modules via classroom sessions and practical activities, ensuring you're fully prepared to offer bespoke, holistic live-in care.

What our live in carer assessment and selection process covers

Our live-in carer assessment and selection process is flexible and designed to give you the skills to be the best live-in carer you can be. We’ll cover a mixture of classroom sessions and practical activities, meaning you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to be happy and confident in your new role.

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First aid

From injuries to CPR, learn how to tend to a customer in an emergency

Our values

Family-led and exceptional standards of care with kindness at the core

Dementia awareness

Support your customer to live well with dementia in the home they love


Keeping your customer safe and knowing the warning signs to look out for

Administering medication

Safe handling of medication, recording, management and reporting errors

Manual handling

Hoisting, using mobility aids and assisting your customer to move around their home safely

Continuous development

Learning new skills, developing your knowledge and progressing your career in care

Health and safety

Awareness of accident prevention and protecting yourself and your customer

*From a comparison on 3,492 employees, users and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months taken on 23 February 2022. Helping Hands carer salaries were 16% higher than the average.