The home of expert impartial advice about Live In Care.

Welcome to The Live-in Care Hub. The Place to Find Expert Advice on Arranging a Carer To Live In Your Own Home

Live in care’ is the full-time homecare alternative to moving into a care home. Arranging live in care provides peace of mind for all the family and combines one-to-one care with the independence of life at home.

The Live-in Care Hub’ is an impartial information resource and a friendly point of contact where you can learn all you need to help make a decision about arranging live in home help for yourself or a relative.

There are many excellent live in care agencies and we are here to help you find the perfect one for you and your family.

Could you or a relative benefit from the round-the-clock support of a professional, qualified and vetted carer?

Someone to live with you and provide help with (for example):

  • Getting Up
  • A morning cup of tea
  • Washing & Dressing
  • Medication Reminders
  • Nutritious Home-Cooked Meals
  • Companionship & Escorting to Appointments
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Getting ready for bed
  • The security of knowing someone is there if needed
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What Is Live in Care

High-quality care from the comfort of home

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Find a Provider

Our members provide live-in carers for the whole of the UK

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Live In Care Options

Choose from a variety of different care levels available

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Finance and Legal

Live-in care could be more affordable than you think

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Elderly Care: Facts, Figures & Costs

39% of those in residential care and 53.5% in nursing homes NEVER LEAVE THEIR HOME, compared with just 14% who receive live-in care
98% of live-in care clients say the care and support they receive helps them have a better quality of life
97% of live-in care clients do at least some of the things they value and enjoy, despite many being sick, frail and close to the end of life
5% of people in residential care and 11% in nursing homes say they don’t do ANYTHING they value or enjoy with their time

Full time care: the costs

Live-in Care is in a similar price bracket to a care home, but can be significantly lower where a couple are cared for together.

Research commissioned by The Live-in Care Hub and published in partnership with the University of Kent and the LSE’s joint Personal Social Services Research Unit surveyed price and quality across more than 1,000 residential care and nursing homes.

There is great regional disparity in fees with London and the South East much more expensive than other parts of the country. Live-in care fees have little regional difference and the report found that the average price for 24/7 live-in care for someone with dementia is £1,080 per week.

How does that compare with residential care and nursing homes?

  • Nationally, a third of nursing homes cost £1,000 a week or more and 10% of care homes cost over £1,000 a week
  • In the South East, 64% of nursing homes cost £1,000 a week or more
  • In London, half of all nursing homes cost £1,000 a week or more, and 25% of care homes cost this much

All other things being equal, the study found that excellent live-in care agencies offer the same or better care than residential care homes: they allow their clients to have pets, allow pets to visit, allow their clients to go for a walk when they want, and their clients do not have to move if their condition worsens.

Financing care

Far fewer people than ever before are now eligible for state funding for elderly care so in many cases at least an element of care will need to be privately funded. Whatever type of care is required costs will inevitably add up and it will be expensive.

Only 27% of the population have planned how they would fund potential care yet 75% of people are likely to need care at some point.

A financial benefit of live-in care is that family members may be available to provide additional support to minimise costs. For instance, if family members can help one week out of four, that cuts the cost by a quarter or alternatively help at week-ends. This sort of flexibility is simply not possible in a care home.

 

 

Live-in homecare options

There are two models of live-in homecare: full management and introductory.

With full management, the company providing the care employs and trains its carers and oversees all aspects of care. It suits families who, for instance, live some distance away.

An introductory care service is where agencies do not employ carers directly. They match clients with carers and provide training but carers are paid directly by clients or their families. This care option is appropriate for those families able and keen to be more closely involved.

About The Live-in Care Hub

Founded in 2013, The Live-in Care Hub is a non-profit organisation committed to raising awareness of 24/7 care at home and, therefore, raising the quality of care in the UK.

As an impartial expert in live-in care, The Hub guides families through all the options and challenges the traditional view that residential care homes are the only answer.

All the Hub’s care providers are also members of the United Kingdom Homecare Association. Both organisations share a vision to guarantee the very highest standards of care.

Arrange the care you need in 3 simple steps

1. Get the information you need

It’s important to be fully informed before making such an important decision. This website has all the information you need from how live-in care works, to who to contact to arrange your care and how much it costs, including state funding and plus care.

2. Find a provider

All our members share a vision to enlighten everyone on the benefits of live-in care and guarantee the very highest standards of care. They provide cover through the whole of the UK.

3. Get in touch

You’ll find contact numbers for each of our members on their individual pages. If you’d like to talk to us one of our expert team will be on hand to answer all your questions.

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Who are The Live-in Care Hub?

The Live In Care Hub was founded in 2012 as an initiative to raise the profile of live-in care in the UK as a genuine alternative to residential care homes for the elderly. Today, the Live In Care Hub has become a respected advisory centre for people considering arranging a carer to live with their relatives at home and available to the general public to call for an informal chat and a friendly ear to hear their story resulting in suggestions and ideas that may well help. members of the Hub are a group of partner companies all providing live-in care services and are all members of the United Kingdom Homecare Association. At the Live In Care Hub we share a common vision to provide the very highest standards of homecare and to help everyone appreciate the benefits of live-in care.

In order to maintain very high standards, our member companies have professional development schemes in place to help carers keep their existing skills up to date and to help them learn new skills as they develop in their careers. Hub members offer high levels of support and supervision to carers, if required, so that they can provide the very best care for you and your family.

They are all dedicated to improving the quality of homecare in the UK by offering care for people in their own homes, in their familiar surroundings with friends and neighbours nearby. In-home care enables loved ones to enjoy all aspects of everyday life in a real home environment – their own home.

As respected experts in live-in care the aim of our member companies is to provide an alternative way of life for those in their later years – one that provides everything they need without requiring them to move into a residential home.

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