The role of the live-in carer
The needs and requirements of our clients vary; many simply require companionship, and assistance with their housekeeping, cooking and shopping, whilst others have higher dependency needs and require help with personal care as well as assistance with their normal activities of daily living. Some of our clients may suffer from mental or physical disabilities and in these cases will require a live-in carer with suitable training and experience. We provide live-in care to older people and people with disabilities who require long term care, short term care during the recovery from an illness or operation, and respite care to allow a family member or permanent carer some time off or additional support.
All the carers we introduce to our clients are primarily recruited for their caring attitude and commitment to the ethos of our company, which is to provide a service which enables individuals to maintain independence, dignity and security in their own home environment. The Bespoke Care Company therefore seek experienced live-in carers to register with us who are patient, understanding, compassionate, non-judgemental, friendly and who have the ability to stay calm and maintain professionalism in difficult situations.
How to register
In order to register with The Bespoke Care Company you must first complete an Application Form.
Application forms can be returned to us via email or posted to us at:
The Bespoke Care Company
The Old Library, Dudley Road,
Tunbridge Wells, KENT, TN1 1LE
Once received, we will call you to discuss your application in more detail and chat about your experience and suitability. You will then be invited to a face to face interview at our offices in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, which will also include an induction into the role as a live-in carer.
Two written and one verbal reference will be taken up, it is our company policy that at least one reference is obtained from a current or most recent employer. You are also required to complete a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) application (previously CRB), which includes a protection of vulnerable adults check.
No candidate will be registered or introduced into the home of a client until satisfactory references and a successful DBS certificate has been received or verified with the DBS Online Update Service.
All carers are required, as a minimum, to carry out a certificated module, or produce evidence that you have undergone training in:
- Food Hygiene
- Infection Control
- First Aid
- Safer Handling of Medicines
- Manual Handling
- Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
All the live-in carers registered with us work on a self employed basis and are responsible for their own tax, national insurance contributions and personal liability insurance.
"I like my work as a live-in carer because I can help others to make their life easier. Despite an unexpected illness or accident, there are plenty of things they can still enjoy with a little help. By travelling to meet new clients, I am discovering new places and making new friendships. Thanks to the continuous further training courses I can keep up to date with my knowledge and learn new and interesting things."