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What does a live-in care job role in the South East involve?

Becoming a live-in carer can be one of the most gratifying decisions a person can make; you can make an incredible impact on someone’s life and see the difference that you’re making every day. Here at Helping Hands, we’ve been providing person-centred home care for over 30 years, and we are looking for more compassionate people to join our South East team.

As a live-in carer, you will receive a comprehensive training programme, excellent pay and great benefits, including paid holidays. You will also receive full support from your line manager to ensure that you have everything you need, as well as flexibility with your placements to enable you to travel or visit family in between your customers.

You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications in care, as we provide a fully-detailed training plan as well as regular refresher courses. All we ask is that you are a kind and compassionate person who is willing to help us make a difference to the lives of families across the South East and beyond by providing an exceptional level of care.

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Live-in carer job role and assessment

You may have already cared for a family member or friend or worked for a care agency before. Our 30 years of experience as a leading live-in care provider has shown that previous care experience simply isn’t necessary to become an incredible private carer. We’ll invite you to attend a completely free, award-winning, three-day assessment and selection course at our regional head office based in Maidenhead. During these three days, we will guide you through all the essential requirements to become a live-in carer with us. Each day you will take part in sessions covering different aspects of your role. These are delivered in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Formal presentations
  • Videos
  • Group work and discussions
  • Reading material
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical activities
  • Written work

These will set you up to be the best carer you can possibly be. After being carefully matched with a customer that shares your hobbies and interests, you will then be ready to go and make a huge difference to someone’s life.

Before you attend our selection course, we need to make sure you have the right to work in the UK. Once you have joined us as a valued member of our team, you’ll benefit from:

  • Flexible work with regular breaks and time off between placements
  • Free accommodation and food whilst you’re on placement
  • Up to 28 days of paid holiday a year, plus pension contributions
  • Ongoing dedicated care and support from us

As the largest provider of live-in care in the UK, we have a huge range of placements that are available right now in the South East – which means that we have the best opportunities for you to work quickly and flexibly.

We have a real focus on providing a strong support network for our carers. Whilst in placement you will have a line manager who manages the relationship between you and the customer. They will visit you in placement and will be the person who assessed the customer; they will be best placed to advise you whilst you’re in a placement. You will also be in contact with our care coordinators, who take you through the process from the start of your application and will arrange all your future placements with us.

Salary details

Work as a live-in carer where your job fits around you and your lifestyle, and you can earn up to £650 per week.

Meet Jade, Senior Care Coordinator for the South East

Jade Gould “We are delighted that you’re thinking of working with us at Helping Hands. I am the Senior Care Coordinator in the South East and will be with you throughout your journey at Helping Hands, starting with recruitment all the way to your placement allocations.

“It is the job of myself and my team to support you with anything you need. This could include anything from, ‘What do I pack for my assessment course?’ to ‘How do I get to my first placement?’ – we’re always here to help.

“If there’s anything you need, please do reach out to us by either calling 01789 767 534 and selecting option 5, or emailing”