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Live-in care - affordable 24 hour care in your home

Our live-in care service gives one-to-one support for you or a loved one in the comfort and security of your own home from a carefully-matched care worker. With prices starting from £795 per week, it’s an affordable alternative to moving into a care home.

What is live-in care?

Live-in care gives you control over your care, bringing you one-to-one support with consistent continuity. Our 24-hour one-to-one support in your home ranges from companionship care to complex care for health issues such as:

Live-in care - lady in garden at home

Why choose live-in care from Agincare?

What makes our live-in care service special is that we fully manage it. While other live-in care services - such as introductory services - are available, they offer less protection and fewer guarantees for the same price.

We go the extra mile. We employ and pay the care staff, which means we have a duty of care. For example, if your care worker is ill, it’s our job to find someone to replace them.

We are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission. This gives you a higher level of protection and peace of mind, knowing there’s a professional team managing your care. We also guarantee the training, supervision and support of our care staff.

And we’re always at the end of a phone should you need support.

On top of all that:

  • We are a family-owned care provider, offering reliable and professional care since 1986
  • We are one of the largest care groups in England with more than 3500 staff providing a range of care services, including domiciliary care and care homes, as well as live-in care
  • 90% of our customers rate us ‘excellent’ or ‘great’
  • All our care staff are enhanced DBS (police) checked
  • All our care staff are English-speaking
  • We have a unique 'person-first' approach to care, meaning we take the time to fully understand someone’s needs and situation, so we can provide appropriate care

What are the advantages of live-in care?

  • You get one-to-one, personalised support, 24 hours a day, to meet all your individual needs
  • You can stay in your own home, alongside any family or pets
  • You can keep your independence and continue to be part of your local community, with your social life and timetable
  • The companionship of your care worker helps prevent isolation and loneliness
  • Your care worker can support you to get the medication, nutrition and hydration you need
  • Your care worker can take care of domestic chores such as cooking, cleaning and laundry
  • Live-in care is proven to reduce falls and hospital admissions
  • Peace of mind for family and loved ones that may not be local, knowing help is at hand 24/7
Garden of 24 hour live in care client

What types of live-in care are there?

Our personal approach to arranging your live-in care

We understand that having someone coming to live in your house can be a big step. That’s why we take so much care matching client and live-in care worker. We match a care worker to you through a comprehensive assessment and matching process done by people, not a computer. We take pride in our personal approach to arranging your live-in care.

Our rigorous process makes sure we only recruit the right live-in care staff, rejecting many more candidates than we recruit. We look for hard-working individuals with a special blend of compassion, common sense, reliability and a great sense of humour.

We will come to your home to discuss a tailored package face-to-face with you. We want to fully understand your needs, home situation, likes and dislikes. Then we go away to consider which of our care staff would be the best match.

We have 700 trained and qualified live-in care staff on our books, all with their own mix of experience, qualifications, background and interests - there will be someone to suit you and your situation.

"My parents’ live-in carer is one in a million perfect match. Thank you so much." (Mrs M)

What do I need to provide?

Our care worker will need a bedroom and is entitled to a two-hour break each day (or 14 hours a week). They will also need somewhere to keep their clothes, and access to a bathroom and a kitchen. While they are on call for 24 hours a day, minimal interruptions during the night are expected. If this does not suit your needs, 24-hour care or a waking nights option is available.

Live-in care client in garden at home

How much does live-in care cost?

The cost of live-in care depends on the level of care required and funding may be available. Our price is based on your needs, not where you live or who you are.

Live-in care: avoid selling your family home

Having to sell the family home to pay for care is understandably unpopular. However, if you are still living in your home it cannot be taken into account as an asset when calculating the cost of care.

Therefore, your home remains yours to bequeath or do with as you wish. This is particularly relevant for people with combined assets amounting to more than £23,250 (the point at which clients become responsible for the full cost of their care).

Peter’s remarkable live-in care story

Receiving care at home doesn’t need to mean hordes of people traipsing through your home, with long, lonely hours between visits.

Fifty-five year-old Hove resident Peter discovered an alternative - 24 hour live-in care - and it’s no exaggeration to say that it changed his life.

Read Peter's amazing 'end of life' story.


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“Alin and Dawn provided exceptional end of life care for my wife and made a very positive contribution to making a comfortable and happy home environment. Nothing was too much trouble.” Andrew.


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