Quality Live-In Care at Home, Across the UK

If you find that you, or a family member, need more regular care or round the clock care for a long periods of time then live-in care may be the best choice for you. As well as, sometimes, being more cost-effective than a care home, hiring a live-in carer allows you, or your loved one, to stay in their own home, surrounded by community, family and familiarity.

Our carers are self-employed and have been fully interviewed and vetted by us. Self-employed private carers can offer flexible bespoke care that works of you and your family’s individual needs.

From companionship care to complex dementia home care services, we assist families from across the UK, find the right carer for your situation. Let Helpd take the stress out of planning care for you or your loved one. Contact us today on 0118 408 0452 or get in touch online.

What is live-in care?

Live-in care allows those who need care to stay in their own home and puts them in control of their care. At Helpd, we will match you with a trustworthy and experienced live-in carer who will offer tailored care that will help your loved one live as independently as possible, while also keeping the same routines and staying in a familiar environment.

While a live-in carer can help as much or as little as you like, typically a live-in carer will help you with:

  • – Assisting with eating and drinking
  • – Cooking
  • – Companionship
  • – Medication prompting
  • – Personal care, (such as bathing, grooming and dressing)
  • – Assisting with any paperwork that may need filling in
  • – Shopping
  • – Help with attending appointments
  • – Clinical needs, (such as catheter care and peg feeding)
  • – Housekeeping

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  • Really pleased I found this site. Very informative and professional. It was a great help to receive real support for my poor wife. She has been through a lot in the last 9 years so needs this level of support and service . Well done !

    Neil Underwood

    3 weeks ago

  • Excellent organisation, well informed and know the local sector inside out. Great at pointing you in the right direction without using the hard sell.

    James Sapphire

    3 weeks ago

  • Nice to see a modern business with old fashioned customer care. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff.

    Daniel O’Neill

    2 weeks ago

  • Excellent business with a really informative, well designed website.

    Ryan Cairns

    a week ago

  • Very professional and understanding staff. Talked me through the process and helped me with the planning of my care

    James Johnson

    a week ago

  • Great range of carers and very knowledgeable staff

    Ben Brady

    a week ago

  • Really glad I found this site! They have been so supportive and helped us to organise care for my Dad. I particularly like the fact that you can vet carers online before you book them – the website takes care of everything!

    simon jolly

    5 months ago

  • Very professional service, great concept especially if you want your carer to be better paid.

    A WJ

    5 months ago

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Why choose us?

At Helpd, we can assist you in finding the right carer for you and your family. We act as a live-in care agency that connects clients looking for private live-in carers, with carers offering that service.
As all of our carers are self-employed, not only do our carers often get paid more than they would if they worked for a traditional agency, but their service will usually cost you less. This is because, at Helpd, we charge far less for admin and management fees than traditional care agencies generally do.

All of the carers featured on our website are vetted thoroughly and background checked, giving you the peace of mind that you, or your loved one, are in good hands.

What are the live in care costs?

The average cost of live-in care from a self-employed carer is £125 per day, while residential care can cost up to £40,000 a year and nursing care can cost up to £55,000 per year. Paying for care can seem daunting, however, depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for help with live-in care. Check with your local authority, NHS trust or local charities. For more information, read our paying for home care guide.

If you’re looking for live-in care and wondering about the costs involved, call us on 0118 408 0448, or request a free callback below.

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Dorothy’s Story


After her diagnosis of dementia, Dorothy was adamant she wanted to remain at home after her seeing her husband go into a care home after 41 years of marriage. Her sons, James and Robert, wanted to honour her wish, but they knew she needed help for that to happen.

Unfortunately, when Dorothy’s sons got in touch, they had reached crisis point and Dorothy was no longer safe living alone at home. We supported James and Robert in finding a suitable carer with relevant dementia experience and training, and who was available to start within a matter of days.

It soon became apparent that Dorothy’s dementia was far worse than anyone had first thought, our experienced carer reported she felt unable to leave Dorothy alone, even for five minutes. We suggested to James and Robert that we source carers to come in for a couple of hours a day to allow the live-in carer to have adequate breaks. We organised this for them, and they gave us advanced notice of any days that they could cover themselves, as they still wanted to enjoy spending time with their mum at home. This partnership of working closely with the family continued for many months.

As Dorothy’s health declined and dementia took its hold, her family accepted that she could no longer recognise the family home and she now required more support than one carer alone could give. However, due to her night waking, Dorothy’s sons struggled to find her a place in a care home. We assisted them with finding another carer to help their then-current live-in carer to care for Dorothy safely. Eventually, a care home did agree to take James’ and Robert’s mum in. To help ease the transition, one of the live-in carers stayed with her for the first two weeks to help her settle in.

No matter how complex your loved one’s care needs are, we can help you find the right live-in care solution for you and your family. Speak to an expert today!

  • We are dedicated to putting you in control of your care needs.
  • We carefully source, interview, reference check and list the best carers in your area.
  • We offer a simple and user friendly system to match your needs to Helpers skills.
  • You and the carer agree on a price and set a contract period that is right for both of you.
  • We provide the technology and support with contracts and safe payment for your peace of mind.
  • You cut out the costs of the care agency and pay less, while the helpers get paid more.

Helpd deserves even more than 5 stars

I have only good things to say about Helpd, different from other places that treat carers with indifference, Helpd treats carers with respect and value their opinions and situations. Helpd always thinks about the clients that would suit the carers best, either personality wise, job wise, etc.
I have always had full support from Helpd and the clients given to me have been absolutely fantastic too. Luca and Sumita are very professional and supportive. Helpd deserves even more than 5 stars!

Frt Almelda

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    We find, select, thoroughly interview twice, scenario-test, reference check and background check carers who have up to date, unblemished DBS’s, are self-employed and provide their services directly.
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    2Select your HelperHire a Helper local to you (or nationwide for live-in care) at the price advertised on the Helper’s profile page. We take care of the contract and billing for you and the Helper.
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    3Book your visit You pay less than using a traditional care agency and the Helper gets paid more. You choose your carer and you will only ever be visited by the carer you choose.

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