In a live in care job you would be providing one-to-one caring services in a client’s home so you would naturally have a measure of independence in how that relationship works, which is why we seek carers with a mature outlook and bags of common sense. But just because you will be living and working in your client’s home doesn’t mean you will be left to get on with it on your own. Our member companies provide support, training and managers you can always turn to for help or advice, because no matter how good you are at your job, carers do need support from time to time.
Because caring in the home is tailored to the client’s particular needs you will be providing everyday help such as bathing, dressing, preparing food, help with eating and with medication. But you will also be providing companionship and, for those with specialist skills you might also be providing help with conditions such as a stroke, dementia or Parkinson’s.
Working as a live-in carer means providing housekeeping tasks and companionship too so that your client can enjoy the small things in life that make a difference to them – it might simply be playing cards, reading a book or watching TV. Every day can be different if that’s what suits the client but equally every day could follow a similar routine too.
We are here to make sure you are right for the client and the client is right for you, so that you can go on to make a genuine difference and to feel genuine job satisfaction. If it suits the client you don’t need to have rigid timetables meaning your days will be more interesting and fulfilling.
Homecare has been shown to provide a better experience for the elderly than a residential care home but, equally it provides those who enter this career with a better experience too. Time to do the very best job you can, time to be the very best carer you can. A live in care job is not just a job, not just a career, but something much more rewarding. It provides the opportunity and environment to excel while providing a highly valued service.
Hub member companies are amongst the very best homecare providers in the UK – we cover the whole of the United Kingdom and also the Channel Islands giving you the opportunity to live and work in a range of areas from busy London locations to countryside and coast; in places near your friends and community or in completely new places. The choice is yours.
You can be sure of receiving the best training and support, of having the opportunity to refresh existing skills, receive good pay and benefits. You will have support when you need it yet independence too to use your skills, experience and judgement to know what is the right thing to do. You can also choose to work on a self-employed basis or as an employee – many hub members offer the option of both.
You’ll find plenty of long-term options for ongoing homecare and also short-term options for respite or convalescence periods, for instance so you only have to commit for as little or as long a time as you wish. No wonder so many people in the caring profession are choosing a live-in care job.