Our public sector partnerships are founded on understanding. As trusted partners with long standing relationships, we are well placed to support the health and care sector’s modern day demands and the people who rely upon those services.

With the number of people requiring urgent, short term and long term support, we are one of a select number of providers who are able to match this demand and evolution with high quality services. Agincare works closely with public sector partners, sharing knowledge and experience to create a host of solution-based, affordable, and responsive live-in care services. Today, 80% of our work is with local authorities through our public sector partnerships.


people discharged from
hospital in 2023


day average length
of stay in 2023


NHS bed days
saved in 2023

£ 0 .6

million total NHS saving from
using our service in 2023

As well as improving people’s quality of life by supporting them at home, our unique offer brings with it cost savings and efficiencies.

Our professional and empathetic care workers support and encourage their clients every step of the way, respecting their wishes and dignity at all times.

Our innovative approach to reducing Delayed Transfer of Care (DTOC) resulted in Agincare being chosen as a finalist in the prestigious LaingBuisson Awards, which recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.

Benefits of live-in care

Our live-in care services are supporting NHS and local authority partners across the country to reduce admissions into care homes and enable people to get back to living in their own home.

The benefits of live-in care for NHS partners

  • Reducing delayed transfers of care (DToC) and stranded patients
  • Reducing inequality of access by ensuring care is available regardless of age, diagnosis and level of support required
  • Freeing bed capacity
  • Assisting medically fit for discharge (MFFD) patients out of acute hospitals

The benefits of live-in care for local authority partners

  • Freeing up capacity in the community
  • Supporting hard-to-reach people
  • Reducing admission to residential care homes
  • Reducing rates of admission into acute systems
  • Regular re-assessing and right-sizing of care packages

Why commission a public sector
live-in care solution from Agincare

We currently work with more than 25 local authority and CCG partners across England

Our partners benefit from our tailored solutions to meet specific outcomes while keeping within commissioning budgets

National stranded patient/DToC targets achieved across all sites

Outstanding quality indicators and feedback from people

Finalist in two national awards, winner of two local NHS awards for our discharge services

Over a 12-month period of Agincare live-in care, more than 2000 clients were discharged


Block live-in care

A block contract, or project, guarantees the commissioner a given volume of contracted hours, usually over a set period of time. The amount of contracted hours and timeframe is determined by their specific requirements.

Advantages of block purchasing:

  • Better rates
  • Guaranteed hours
  • Reduced risk to MFFD patients
  • Measurable, trackable outcomes over time

Spot purchasing

If you are not currently in a position to purchase a block of live-in care, you can still spot purchase on an ad-hoc basis. This is usually purchased by or on behalf of a single service user and is readily available whenever you need it.

Talk to our
partnerships team

We believe that everyone should have the choice of being cared for within their own home, regardless of age, diagnosis and level of support required.

If you’d like to discuss how Agincare’s live-in care solution could help you ensure everyone gets that choice, please call our Public Sector Partnerships team.

Frequently asked questions

We are a family-owned care provider, trusted by families to deliver reliable, high-quality professional care services since 1986. We have a succesful track record of working with people drawing on our services, their families, health and social care professionals and public sector partners to deliver high quality, specialist care, tailored to each individual person.

Agincare also has strong relationships with many local authorities, some spanning over 30 years and has over 75 home care contracts across England.

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They inspect and regulate different care services, including home care, care homes and live-in care and base their inspection on five key questions: Are they safe? Are they effective? Are they caring? Are they responsive to people’s needs? And are they well-led?

Our reports can be found on the CQC website and on our website.

Agincare’s is one the largest independent care providers nationwide. Our quality professional care services include home care, live-in care, assisted living (extra care), care and nursing homes, supported living and more.

Use our care options tool or call our expert advisors on 08082 566038 to find out the right service for you in your location.

Our live-in care services are helping to increase daily discharge rates, increase patient flow into the community and reduce the risk of medically fit for discharge (MFFD) patients de-compensating in acute systems.

The benefits of live-in care for NHS partners include reducing delayed transfers of care (DToC) and stranded patients, reducing inequality of access by ensuring care is available regardless of age, diagnosis and level of support required, freeing bed capacity
and assisting medically fit for discharge (MFFD) patients out of acute hospitals.

The benefits of live-in care for local authority partners include freeing up capacity in the community, supporting hard-to-reach people, reducing admission to residential care homes, reducing rates of admission into acute systems and regular re-assessing and right-sizing of care packages.

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