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Live in care

Where do you need a care service?

We can provide CQC regulated care in your home anywhere in England & Wales

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Quality care at home, across England and Wales

Live-in care helps you live the life you want on your own terms. By getting to know your preferences and routines, we’ll put a unique package of support in place with a carefully chosen carer. Together, we’ll help you stay in the home you know and love.

Here at Helping Hands, live-in care is a dedicated and fully managed service regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). For over 30 years, we’ve been offering adults of all ages the extra comfort and reassurance of 24-hour one-to-one support, enabling you to stay in the place you know and love – your home.

Thanks to our industry-accredited training to become a live-in carer, we’re the UK’s only home care provider to be endorsed by Skills for Care as a Centre of Excellence.

Our live-in care service is overseen by a number of experienced local live-in care managers. They ensure you are matched with a suitable live-in carer and liaises regularly with you and your family to make sure everything runs smoothly.

The Government have announced £2.9 billion in local social care funding due to coronavirus.

If you or a loved one needs support at home, there are funding options available to you. Call us today.

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Meet Wendy Sear

Wendy Sear

Wendy Sear is one of our CQC accredited live-in care managers, fully committed to providing you or your loved one with home care tailored around your needs.

“I have worked in the care industry for the past 28 years – from a carer all the way up to live-in care manager, and I love what I do. I’ve worked across a variety of different care services – including residential nursing homes and drug & alcohol dependency units, and I am a Helping Hands Dementia Champion.”

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Excellent service above and beyond my expectations… They really cared for my father and ensured all his needs were met… I heartily recommend Helping Hands. Read more

K. Baker, reviewed on Trustpilot

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What does live-in care involve?

Live-in care is assistance and care provided to you in your own home, enabling you to retain your independence and live the life you want to lead. From support for those living with dementia, the elderly or those with complex medical needs, live-in care allows you to receive person-centred one-to-one support on your terms.

As the name suggests, a carer lives with you in your home to provide care whenever you require it, giving you and your family peace of mind that you always have someone on hand should you need them.

The everyday services that a carer might provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal care and medication support
  • Complex care such as PEG feeding or catheter management
  • Ensuring that dietary and nutritional needs are being met
  • Companionship and support
  • Housekeeping and other daily domestic tasks


The cost of live-in care is very much dependent on your personal needs. Our prices for round-the-clock support from a carer start from:

  • £1,075 per week for a single person
  • £1,375 per week for a couple

Live-in care for couples costs only a fraction more than 24-hour care for one person, and there are a number of funding options available to aid in covering the cost.

Please call us today for a bespoke quote, and to find out how we can support you.

If you’re looking for care, call us on 03300376958 , or request a free callback via the button below.

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We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality home care in England and Wales.

Flexible home care options

  • Full range of services – from 24 hr care through to visiting care
  • Immediate starts for when care needs arise
  • Respite care – extra help so your normal carer can have a break
  • Nursing care – expert support for those with more complex healthcare needs
  • Specialists in dementia care – every carer is trained to support someone living with dementia

How we care

  • We’re local to you – over 90 branches nationwide and growing
  • We’re not a care agency – we employ every carer directly
  • All of our carers are fully trained and DBS checked
  • We’re a family-run business and the UK’s experts in home care since 1989
  • We’re fully regulated and accredited by the CQC and CIW
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We’re here to help you navigate the funding options for you or your loved-one’s care.

Local authority funding

You may be entitled to care funding through your local authority – contact your local authority for a financial assessment or speak to us to find out more.

Continuing healthcare funding

This may be available if you need a full-time carer for health reasons. It includes funding to cover personal care, nursing care and any costs related to household adjustments due to your health condition.

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My mum has two amazing live in carers – not only do they care for her beautifully, they make her happy and enable her to enjoy things we never thought possible after a devastating stroke. Thanks to them, her quality of life is the best it can be. Head Office and the managers have been excellent too – flexible, compassionate and supportive. Read more

Sarah , reviewed on Trustpilot

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How 24 hour care is helping Brenda

Understanding live-in care

Choosing live-in care enables you to retain your independence in familiar surroundings, with the added security of having a live-in carer on hand to assist you throughout the day and night. As well as supporting you with you medical and health needs, live-in care also enriches your life by giving you companionship from your dedicated live-in carer.

Our carers are experienced and highly trained in supporting a number of conditions including:

To read more on who live-in care can help, please click here.

Who can benefit from care?

Live-in home care is available for adults of all ages, from the age of 18 and up. A residential care home is not the only option. With private care, you can continue to live in the place you know and love.

Peace of mind for the elderly

For an elderly relative or friend, a carer can become a huge source of support, especially for someone who is frail or regularly experiencing falls.

More than just home help, a live at home carer for the elderly offers families with extra reassurance that someone is there to cook regular meals, administer medication, on-hand in an emergency and also to offer ongoing companionship.

Someone living with dementia

If your loved one is living with dementia, the daily support of a familiar face is crucial in easing anxiety and any challenging behaviours. Your dedicated carer will work for weeks at a time before taking time off, with a regular relief carer who you will get to know too.

With an extensive team of dementia specialists, we can also offer tips for managing various behaviours associated with dementia. Our focus is on understanding the causes and adjusting support, whether it’s using visual prompts for people and rooms, specific tips for mealtimes and rewarding activities such as creating a life story book. And as a member of the Dementia Action Alliance, we’re always looking to provide the best support we can for those with different types of dementia.

Other medical conditions

Our carers have specialisms with many different conditions, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, support after a stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, diabetes, Huntington’s disease, and even depression or anxiety.

Whatever your condition, we will create a package of care that helps you to live your life in the way you want. Our nurse-led team of Registered Nurses offer extra support as needed, and clinical carers are supporting people after a spinal injury or with an acquired brain injury.

Trained palliative carers are also available to support someone at the end of their life. They each provide specialist support to help with the day to day things and enable you or your loved one to pass peacefully at home.

Temporary support after an operation

You may need some temporary care after an accident or planned operation, such as after a knee or hip operation. Even if it’s just for a few days, a carer can help to ease your recovery at home.

Along with cooking meals and the household chores, your carer can also support with strengthening exercises, based on guidance from your physiotherapist.

24 hour care at home

24 hour home care is a personalised service that allows you or your loved one to receive tailored specialist support that matches their current lifestyle and routine.

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We used Helping Hands for live in care on and off over 4 years for our father who had suffered a stroke… We would strongly recommend Helping Hands. Thank you everyone. Read more

Michelle, reviewed on Trustpilot

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How to arrange live in care

If you’re planning care for you or your family member, it’s easy to arrange support. Here’s how:


Call our experts

Step 1: Speak to our team

Call us on 0333 060 6168 or send us a message to request a call back. Our team of experts are here seven days a week to talk you through your options.


Free home care assessmentStep 2: A free home care assessment

Your local Helping Hands manager will visit you to discuss your requirements face-to-face and learn about the type of carer you’re looking for.


Matching you with a carer

Step 3: Matching you with a carer

We’ll help to match you with a carer that meets your preferences and has the necessary skills for your needs.


Live-in Care Jobs

If you have a caring and compassionate nature and want to make a difference to someone’s life, working for Helping Hands could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

With expert trainers and an award-winning training centre based in Warwickshire, our carer training process is critically acclaimed throughout the care industry and will kickstart your career.

As Glassdoor’s winner of the Top 50 Best Places to Work 2018, we’re proud to provide a long list of employee benefits – you can see some of our favourites below:

  • Full-time, flexible work patterns
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid holidays of up to 28 days a year, 2.33 days for every 30 you work
  • Free carer training from our award-winning team, plus extra training as required

If you’d like to start a career with unlimited training and development opportunities, we’re always looking for caring and like-minded individuals to join our team. For more information on finding your next job and other great benefits of working in care, please click here.

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Live-in care means you have a fully trained carer living with you in your home. Your carer will support your specific needs and routine to help you stay independent and live life the way you want to.

A live-in carer will be on hand to meet all of your specific care needs and provide you with emotional support too. Your live-in carer can help with personal care, medication, household tasks, complex care and companionship.

Live-in care is available for adults of all ages and capabilities. With live-in care, you don’t have to move out of the home you love; a carer will come to you and provide the support you need at all times on a dedicated one-to-one basis.

CQC-regulated live-in care offers a greater support system than typical introductory agencies because they are monitored for safety, effectiveness and responsiveness of their care. Our service is also fully managed by a senior team of live-in care managers to ensure a high-quality service at all times.

Our prices for comprehensive support from a live-in carer start from £1,075 per week for a single person and £1,375 per week for a couple.

When you arrange live-in care, we will find out your hobbies, interests and get to know you as a person. This enables us to match you with a compatible carer that is able to support you physically and mentally and likely to become a close friend over time.

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We’re here seven days a week to talk through your home care needs and find the best option for you. Call 03300376958 or request a callback and we will call you.

Page reviewed by Louise Bradley, Regional Care Director on July 3, 2020

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