Live in Carer Jobs

What is a care assistant?

A live-in carer provides round-the-clock support for someone who chooses to live in their own home.

As a live-in carer, you'll move into your customer's home and live with them, providing support whenever they require. We'll make sure you're trained to help your customer in a wide range of ways - from personal care and bathing, to accompanying them to appointments and carrying out household duties. You'll get to spend quality time with them and provide vital companionship, but you'll also get time and space to yourself.

What does a live in carer do?

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Meal preparation

Providing a diverse range of healthy meals can be a huge part of effective live-in care. Our live-in carers offer meal preparation for breakfast, lunch and dinner, although some customers choose to do their own cooking.

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One of the things you'll learn on your assessment day is how to help a customer administer their medication in a safe and appropriate manner.

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Pet care

One of the benefits of receiving care at home is that customers are not parted from their furry friends. Some of our live-in carers help out by taking pets for walks and ensuring they're properly fed.

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Running errands

It's likely that your customer will be living with limited mobility, so they may ask you to do their weekly shopping for them or pick up a prescription on their behalf.

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Household chores

A big reason why many people opt for live-in care is so they have round-the-clock assistance with routines such as toileting, bathing and dressing.

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Personal care

A big reason why many people opt for live-in care is so they have round-the-clock assistance with routines such as toileting, bathing and dressing.

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One of your main responsibilities will be to ensure your customer isn't left feeling isolated or unsupported. Companionship might mean sitting down with them for a cup of tea while you watch a quiz show together.

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Mobility assistance

You may need to help your customer access certain parts of their home and support with strenuous activities like getting into bed. We'll make sure you're fully trained to provide safe mobility assistance.

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Nurse-supported care

If your customer is living with a complex or advanced medical condition, it's likely they'll require more sophisticated care. In this instance, you may work alongside a fully-qualified nurse to provide clinical care.

Live in carer pay and benefits

All our carers are employed directly by us. No franchises. No agencies. No tax returns for you to complete. And no feelings of you being left alone without support.

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First-rate support

Your local care manager and care coordinator will provide dedicated, ongoing support

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Employee benefits

You'll get access to our employee benefits portal, with thousands of fantastic offers and deals

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Direct employment

You'll get 23 days' annual leave, plus access to our company pension scheme

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Refer-a-friend scheme

We offer £100 to anyone who refers a friend to us (subject to T&Cs)

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High pay rate

We pay a higher wage than other home care companies across the UK*

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Career growth

We'll support your personal development through training and qualifications

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Flexible working

Tell us when you're available so that work fits around your lifestyle

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Not a care agency

We employ you directly, so you are covered in absence and receive full training from us

Your application process

Once you've applied for your ideal position, there are four simple stages remaining in the process:

  • Invitation to interview

    A member of our recruitment team will contact you for an interview

  • Pre-employment checks

    You'll need to undergo an enhanced DBS check and provide at least two references

  • Assessment days

    After your interview, we'll invite you to an assessment program at one of our regional centres

  • Begin your new role

    You'll be ready to start your carer journey with us!

How to arrange visiting care

Speak to our team

Call our team of experts on 01206266815 to talk through your options and any questions you may have regarding your care

A free home care assessment

Your local Smile health care manager will visit you to discuss your requirements and learn about the type of carer you’re after.

Find your perfect carer

We’ll help to match you with a carer that meets your preferences and has the right skills and experience for your needs.


  • 01206266815, 01206266816
  • info@smile-healthcare.co.uk