Live-in care jobs

Work with heart

Live-in care jobs for people with compassion

If you are thinking of becoming a live-in care worker, you have already taken the first step in making a difference to someone’s life, as well as your own.

Live-in care work is extremely flexible. You can work only a few weeks in a whole year, or for long, established periods. With competitive pay, great benefits and flexibility, live-in care offers a free, fully supported care assistant training programme.

Agincare is a family-owned business that has provided reliable and professional care since 1986.

Live in care job benefits

We put people first, which goes for more than just our clients. To ensure your work is valued correctly, we’ve introduced our new and improved benefits when you start your career.

  • A rewarding career, supporting clients to live life to the fullest
  • Salaries up to £35k (depending on experience) – based on £600-800 per week and working 46 weeks per year
  • Welcome bonus of £500
  • Paid induction training period
  • Fast-tracked job offer system
  • Flexible working patterns – from a few weeks a year, to regular work or long periods in placement – the choice is yours!
  • DBS paid upfront
  • Accommodation and food provided
  • Permanent guaranteed-hours contracts available
  • Free and ongoing training up to and including Level 5
  • Industry-leading support from regional care managers and specialist trainers
  • National Health Discount Scheme, offering up to 60% off high street names
  • Discounts offered by the Blue Light Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme with access to medical, financial and emotional support
  • We also recruit globally, because care is universal
  • Earn up to £1,000 when you refer a friend for certain jobs within Agincare

Please see specific job roles for benefits available to International applicants applying for sponsorship.

Live-in care jobs with Agincare - Debbie

Live in care jobs near me

Looking for live in care jobs near me? Good news, we are looking for live in care assistants across the whole of England!

I love the variety of it; I like meeting new people and I like helping people… giving them their sort of independence and confidence back to live a normal life within their own home. There’s a lot to love about our job.

(Debbie, Live-in care assistant)

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UK care jobs for EU carers

We also recruit carers from the EU and have opportunities across England within our live-in care services.

Agincare is a UK Visas & Immigration Licensed Sponsor, helping EU carers to realise their dreams of working in England. We are offering sponsorship to carers from EU countries looking to begin a career in live-in care through the new Health and Care Worker visa.

We have two distinct live-in care jobs in England available to EU applicants.

If you live in the EU, come and work with us today to benefit from FREE training, FREE meals and accommodation, guaranteed employment and much, much more.

Find out more about jobs for EU carers

What's it really like being a live-in carer?

What is a live-in carer?

Live-in care is for elderly people and younger adults who wish to still enjoy an independent life in the safety and comfort of their own home.

Live-in care workers give the client control over their care, helping to enable day-to-day living from simple chores, moving around, shopping and providing meals to companionship and other domestic tasks. Live-in care assistants can also offer 1-2-1 care and support for more complex health issues such as:

What does a live-in carer do?

Some of the key duties are:

  • Personal care – washing and bathing, dressing and continence support if needed
  • Carrying out a care plan – administering and overseeing medication
  • Companionship – offering emotional support, making conversation, keeping one another company
  • Mobility assistance – some clients require help to move around their home.
  • Domestic tasks – keeping the home clean, laundry and ironing, as well as food preparation and cooking
  • Every day odd-jobs – running small errands or helping with tasks such as collecting prescriptions
  • Medical support – for those clients who require extra support for complex health issues. Care assistant training can be provided to support these needs

I have a clear job description, which explains my roles and responsibilities.

(93% strongly agreed or agreed in our live-in care staff survey)

See full care assistant job description (PDF)

What does it take to be a live-in care worker?

  • A live-in carer will have the desire to care for people and improve their quality of life
  • High standard of English language – written and spoken
  • Strong communication skills with a patient and considerate nature
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Undergoing enhanced DBS checks

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The application process

  1. Apply online – to register your interest in becoming a carer
  2. Telephone interview – one of our recruitment team members will call you
  3. Pre-employment checks – we will ask for an enhanced DBS check and for two references
  4. Online assessment – you will be invited to a two-day assessment course
  5. Face to face induction – attend a paid two-day induction course at a local centre. You are then hired and can start work

Why Grace loves her live-in care job

Live-in care jobs - current vacancies

Care Coordinator

Weymouth, DT5 1BB

Agincare are looking for a Care Coordinator to support our Live-in Care Team based within South West office near Weymouth, Dorset.Job Role: Care Coordinator  Hours: Permanent Contract, 40 hours per weekSalary: £22,000 - £23,000 per year, depending on experienceAbout the role:The main purpose of the Care Coordinator is the responsibility of ... Read More

Agincare are looking for a Care Coordinator to support our Live-in Care Team based within South West office near Weymouth, Dorset.Job Role: Care Coor...

up to £23,000 per year


Care Assistant

Dorchester, DT12JP

This is a nationwide position, working alongside the NHS. We’ll supply you with your own company car and provide free accommodation.As a Project Care Assistant, you’ll help and support our clients return home after they leave hospital. You’ll be responsible for providing personal care duties such as bathing, dressing, helping with domestic t... Read More

This is a nationwide position, working alongside the NHS. We’ll supply you with your own company car and provide free accommodation.As a Project Ca...

£11.00 per hour


Live-in Care Assistant

London , SE1

“Valuing colleagues, working collaboratively, passionate about learning, a culture of knowledge and excelling in the work we undertake,” these are our values, what are yours?Do you share our values and passion for making a real difference to the lives of the people we support?Are you looking for a role where you can grow, excel and put those va... Read More

“Valuing colleagues, working collaboratively, passionate about learning, a culture of knowledge and excelling in the work we undertake,” these are...

£600 - £800 per week


Frequently asked questions

Do you need experience to become a live-in care assistant?

To become a live-in carer, experience is not always necessary as we are prepared to offer successful candidates care assistant training for free. It’s important that you have a desire to care for people and improve their quality of life. We expect a high standard of English language – written and spoken and strong communication skills.

What qualities does a live-in care assistant need?

We are looking for caring, compassionate and friendly individuals who are trustworthy, patient and kind. Being a live-in worker requires reliable, motivated people, who are resourceful in their approach to caring for others. Often you will need to adapt to situations as they arise but we are here to support you and ensure you have all the backing and reassurance to meet any challenges you may face. Ultimately, we need people who have a good heart.

How long are live-in care placements?

Every live-in care placement takes into consideration the needs of the client and therefore is tailored to suit their requirements. Your placement will likely last for a period of weeks, after which there is the opportunity to take a break and enjoy a phase of leave.

Flexible working patterns are possible during extended care vacancies, and permanent care vacancies are also available.

How much do live-in carers get paid?

We offer competitive rates of pay - up to £800 per week (depending on experience). Your accommodation and food will also be provided.

Does the role of a live-in carer mean I live with the customer?

Yes, you will live with them in their own home providing round-the-clock support. With your help as a support worker they will be able to continue to live a fulfilling life in their own home.

Will I have my own room as a live in carer?

Yes, all live in carers have their own bedroom in the client’s home. Food is included each week you are in placement or alternatively a food allowance is provided. You will receive ongoing support from a care manager to support you with any questions or issues.

When do I take my breaks?

All our live in carers are entitled to a two-hour break each day.

What training is available for live-carer jobs?

Following on from the online assessment course which covers the 15 care standards and the paid induction training course, all our live in carers receive free, ongoing social care training courses up to level 5 to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide high-quality care work. We understand that care jobs, particularly those involving live-in care and home care services, require specialized care training to support clients with specific needs identified in their care plan, such as dementia care.

Will I have someone to contact in an emergency?

Yes, a care manager with substantial care experience and care skills is always available to discuss any aspect of the client’s care plan or anything else that you need support with.

What is a care plan?

A key ethos of Agincare as a care provider is to always personalise care plans to every client’s individual needs and preferences. The care plan contains detailed information about the client such as medication requirements and food preferences. This enables every support worker who has contact with the client to know their specific needs and preferences.