What Is live-in Care?

As you get older, we know how important it is for you to maintain your independence and to keep enjoying the things you have always done.

With Relief live-in care you can stay in your own home spending your time doing the things you love instead of having to do the mundane everyday chores that life requires!

A Relief Carer can offer an extra set of hands around the house, assisting you with gardening or cooking, help you with personal tasks like bathing and dressing and drive you to appointments, social engagements and many more activities.

We work with NHS Trusts, Nursing and Care Homes, Private Hospitals, GP practices, Prisons, Extra Care Housing Schemes, Sheltered Accommodation and Secure units providing a range of nursing or care staff to meet their needs.

Matching Clients to Carers


We carefully match clients to carers with our exclusive matching service and provide a bespoke Relief Care Profile tailored specifically to you.

This plan takes into account the client’s needs, routine, personality, social preferences, medical needs and favourite activities. We simply make home life easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Wide range of live-in needs

At Relief Professionals we are able to offer care for a wide range of personal requirements, conditions and circumstances. Whether you want companionship and some help around your home; more specialised care for conditions such as dementia or Parkinson’s; or if your family carer simply wants a holiday, whatever you require, your needs are at the very heart of our service.

Who can use live-in Care


Anybody who needs full time care and wants to live in their own home. With live-in care, you have a trained carer who lives with you.

You have a trained carer who is there for you 24 hours a day; who is there to help you to live life as you choose, in your own home. For our elderly clients, it means that they can carry on living at home, with their husband or wife, garden, pets, familiar circle of friends and neighbours.

Younger Clients

For our younger clients, it means that they can go to university, have a job, go to the pub, have a family life, and generally live life as they want. You can have live-in care for as long as you like: two weeks, a month, every now and again to cover while a family carer has a break, or for ever. It is up to you.

Younger Clients


We carefully match clients to carers with our exclusive matching service and provide a bespoke Relief Care Profile tailored specifically to you.

For our younger clients, it means that they can go to university, have a job, go to the pub, have a family life, and generally live life as they want. You can have live-in care for as long as you like: two weeks, a month, every now and again to cover while a family carer has a break, or for ever. It is up to you.

Wide range of live-in needs

At Relief Professionals we are able to offer care for a wide range of personal requirements, conditions and circumstances. Whether you want companionship and some help around your home; more specialised care for conditions such as dementia or Parkinson’s; or if your family carer simply wants a holiday, whatever you require, your needs are at the very heart of our service.

Why Relief Live-In Care?


Relief Professionals provides fully trained and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked live-in carers throughout the UK, we are registered and regulated by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have over 5 years of experience in this specialised field.

We train all our carers to be companions, as well as to carry out the usual tasks of daily living such as cooking, laundry, light housework, and helping their clients get out and about. They give as much personal care and help with mobility as is needed.

We recruit, vet and train all our carers to the same award-winning induction standards.

We make the same initial visits to our clients, to assess needs and wishes and to examine risks. These visits are free of charge.

We expect to achieve the same standard of continuity and consistency in care and carers.

We offer the same out-of-hours service.

How does it work?


We learn as much as possible about you.

To be a success, we need to know as much as possible about you. The tasks you want or need the carer to do; the type of person you want for your carer; and enough about you and your personality to be able to find the right carers. We get this information over the telephone, email, skype or face-to-face, whatever our clients want, or whatever the situation demands. Often we send one of our Local Area Advisors to visit our client, to do a full assessment. This visit is free and carries no obligation.

You have your questions answered.

Our team is here to answer all of your questions. If you want, we will ask our local area advisor to come and talk to you and explain anything in detail. This visit is free.

We build a team of carers to look after you.

We know that one person can’t stay with a client forever. Everybody needs a break. So we build a team of maybe three or four carers, each of whom stays with her client for however long she and her client want (it may be four, six, eight weeks at a time), and then is replaced by another known and liked, team member.

however long she and her client want (it may be four, six, eight weeks at a time), and then is replaced by another known and liked, team member. Over the years, we have found that a team of three or four is much more stable than the alternative of having one ‘main’ carer, who stays for a long time and is covered by a short term ‘holiday’ carer.

We start to build this team by introducing carers for a week or two at a time. This is long enough for our client to really get to know whether she likes this carer (and vice versa). If a client gets on well with her carer, the carer then can stay for longer. If not, the client never has to see that carer again.

Costs and paying for live-in Care


As we are a CQC -registered, domiciliary care agency. We employ the carer and take full responsibility for carrying out care tasks properly and in accordance with current regulations. A week of live in home care costs between £800 and £1,000, depending on our client’s condition.

We undersand that care is expensive, therefore we make no charge for registration or for visiting you to assess your needs and wishes. After our visit, or after a detailed telephone call with you, we can give you a much closer estimate of costs, which vary depending on the level of care needed. As care needs increase, so will the cost.

Depending on where you live in the country, there may be financial support for respite care, or sometimes GPs can prescribe respite, to avoid a family carer becoming ill. The Carer’s Trust (was Crossroads Care and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers) has local information: carers.org.uk

Taking the next step

The best way to find out more about our care at home service is to contact us today on 01642 669127 and have a confidential chat with one of our friendly care managers. We can arrange a no obligation care needs assessment in your home and send you a free brochure packed with information about our live-in care service.

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