Our carers

Who we hire and how we select them

It’s only natural to have a few concerns when it comes to inviting a stranger into a family home. Here, we answer many of the questions people usually have.

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Usually, our providers turn 92% to 95% of carers away. That’s how high our standards are. Each provider will be looking for a slightly different person when it comes to hiring new people. But generally, selection includes:

  • Several rounds of interviews by specialist care recruiters to assess experience, skills, psychometric testing and aptitude days
  • A formal criminal records check: either a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check similar to the old CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) version, or PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) regulation scheme in Scotland
  • Overseas police checks, where they apply
  • Written references from up to three individuals, followed up verbally
  • ID verifications
  • Checks on any medical or clinical qualifications and training certificates
  • Work permit status – including checking NI numbers

Think you have what it takes to become a live-in carer?

It takes a certain kind of person to become a carer. And someone with something even more special inside to be a live-in carer – take a look at this video and see if that sounds like you.

Our members are hiring and would love to hear from you