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Best Live-in Care Companies in the UK

Remaining independent at home is the goal for the majority of elderly people. As care needs increase, live-in care offers a way to achieve this. Providing 24 hour home care support can include help with taking medication, preparing meals, personal care, as well as providing companionship. You can also find live-in carers with specialist training for conditions such as Dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke or cancer care.

This Age Space guide to the best live-in care companies in the UK includes two types of business: Live-in Care Providers and Live-in Care Agencies

Live-in Care Providers:

Live-in Care Agencies:

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Live-in Care: Agency

Elder, is an award winning carer marketplace, offering customers an alternative solution to traditional care providers, like care homes and domiciliary care. Getting older shouldn’t mean giving up control, choice or independence, which is why Elder helps customers remain safe, comfortable and happy in their own home, while getting all the care they need.

Elder can find the right self-employed carer(s) using their unique matching technology. Elder will then act as an intermediary between your carer and your family, to ensure that the highest level of care is being given and that there are no concerns from any party.

Elder has thousands of vetted, self-employed carers across the UK, and have helped hundreds of customers get the right full-time live in care. They work with a broad range of professionals with experience caring for many complex conditions and circumstances and can provide both permanent or short term (>3 days) care.

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Live-in care from £1,225 per week

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Trinity Homecare

Live-in Care: Provider

Trinity Homecare are a live-in care provider that has been recognised as one of the top 3% of home care providers in the UK by the CQC. Offering a level of care that is safe and well-led, they are able to arrange care in as little as 48 hours. Trinity Homecare’s personalised approach allows their qualified assessors to carry out a detailed assessment of your relative’s care needs to create a bespoke care plan.

Using Trinity’s unique CareMatch Program, they will ensure your relative is partnered with a caregiver that they can live happily and harmoniously with. With their innovative technology, you will also have access to your loved one’s care notes, wherever you are.

All of the TrinityCarers receive comprehensive and specialist training. Trinity Homecare’s live-in home care services are available across all of mainland England.

Live-in care from £1,300 per week

CQC Rating: Outstanding

Hamilton George Care

Live-in Care: Provider

Hamilton George Care are a live-in care provider. Hamilton George Care believes that care should be life enhancing, not life limiting, providing market leading, bespoke, in-home care to private clients across the UK. They understand how stressful finding and managing care can be and that each family has unique needs. Their specialist carers are hand-picked and carefully paired with each client and the programme is designed specifically around your requirements, whatever they may be. Once the care is in place, they have a knowledgeable support team who are there to provide clinical management and dedicated ongoing support so you can focus on spending time together as a family.

They understand that the support you’re receiving has to work within your home alongside your lifestyle and with your family in mind. Hamilton George is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so you can be sure that you and your loved ones are in safe hands.

Hamilton George Care are a live-in care provider, who offer bespoke, in-home care to private clients across the UK. Fully regulated by the CQC, this ensures that you and your family always have the highest levels of support and continuity of care. They can provide;

  • Companionship – support with housekeeping and tasks around the home from a trusted friend

  • Care – varying levels of clinical and personal care as well as assistance with everyday tasks

  • Complex Care – bespoke care including nursing care, and advanced moving and handling, as well as End Of Life and rare conditions

  • Recovery or Respite care – short term support (four weeks or longer)

Their specialist carers are hand-picked, carefully paired and then interviewed by each client. Every carer undertakes ongoing training from their in-house nurse and also completes their CQC approved ‘Hamilton George Training School’, which includes both clinical and bespoke household modules.

Hamilton George Care believes that care should be life enhancing, not life limiting.

Live-in care from £1,570 per week

CQC Rating: Good


Live-in Care: Provider

Hometouch are trusted by more than 1,000 families, delivering over 50,000 hours of care each month. They are also rated 4.9 / 5 stars on Trustpilot. Their carers are fully trained, all with specialist dementia training.  

They are one of the few providers able to offer both Introductory and Regulated/Fully managed live-in care. This means that if your care needs increase from Introductory care, you can seamlessly switch to their regulated/fully managed care, retaining your original carer and account manager without having to move to a different provider and start over.

To start, contact Hometouch to book a free consultation where you have a forum to ask any questions you have and Hometouch can help determine the level and type of care you require. From there they will present some carer profiles, matched to both your loved one’s needs and likes / dislikes. Once you’ve picked one you like you can meet them on a video call before making a final decision. 

Click the link below to start or call 0203 9189724 to speak to one of their friendly advisors.

Live-in care from £995 per week

CQC Rating: Good

Country Cousins

Live-in Care: Agency

Operating since 1959, Country Cousins is the longest established introductory live-in care agency in the UK. Their dedicated team of Customer Service Representatives will work closely with you and your relative to determine their care needs and interests. They will then introduce you to a perfect live-in with the right care experience, training and personality for your loved one.

Country Cousins’ live-in carers pride themselves on being effective homemakers as well as caregivers; meaning they will help with everyday household tasks, preparing nutritious meals, caring for pets, and looking for ways to improve your relative’s all-round wellbeing.

Live-in care from £882 per week

CQC Rating: Not applicable for Agencies

Curam Care

Live-in Care: Agency

Curam Care strives to make the process of finding and hiring a carer as simple, safe, seamless and as stress-free as possible.

Choice is the order of the day. All Curam carers have been interviewed and fully vetted by their team – with qualifications verified, DBS checked and have the right to work in the UK. 

Curam enables you to choose the care that you need, whether it be live-in care, hourly care, overnight or respite care. 

You can message carers directly or advertise your role and carers who fit your requirements will contact you.  

Prices are set by the carer you choose. Average hourly rate is around £18 and the average rate for live-in care is around £1,069 a week. 

CQC Rating: Not applicable

Edyn Care

Live-in Care: Provider

Edyn Care is a dedicated live-in care provider that can provide 24-hour in-home carers for elderly people living in England. When you apply for live-in care from Edyn, one of their care managers will come to visit you and your relative at home and discuss your relative’s needs in order to put together a personalised care plan. 

Edyn Care uses bespoke technology to keep you updated on your relative’s care, including information about how they are sleeping, eating, and feeling. Their app also allows you to keep afloat of how much money you have spent on care.

Live-in care from £950 per week

CQC Rating: Good

Helping Hands

Live-in Care: Provider

Helping Hands is a family owned live-in care provider with over 140 branches across England and Wales. For over 30 years, Helping Hands’ carers have been providing one-to-one support where people want it most — in their own home. 

Since 1989, Helping Hands have been offering adults of all ages the extra comfort and reassurance of 24-hour one-to-one support. Their award-winning training ensures that all of their live-in-carers are equipped with the best set of skills to support you and your family. As well as round-the-clock live-in care, Helping Hands also offers a visiting/domiciliary care service that is provided by their network of local branches.

Helping Hands’ individual branches receive their own CQC ratings, which you can find on the Helping Hands website.

Live-in care from £1,460 per week

CQC Rating: Good

The Good Care Group

Live-in Care: Provider

The Good Care Group has been providing high-quality live-in care to clients across the country for over 10 years. Their care is focused on keeping people safely and happily in the comfort and familiarity of their own home and community, whilst improving their overall health and well-being.  
The Good Care Group has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by The Care Quality Commission in all 5 key measures – safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. They are rated Excellent (6) for the Quality of Care and Support and Very Good (5) for their Quality of Staffing by the Care Inspectorate in Scotland.

Live-in care from The Good Care Group is a fully managed service. Every client is supported by a Regional Manager and a dedicated Care Manager, all supported by a central team of Regional Support Assistants. The Good Care Group also has a 24/7 support line, which both clients and carers can use in case of an emergency.  

Live-in care from £1,579 per week

CQC Rating: Outstanding

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Corinium Care

Live-in Care: Provider

Corinium Care is an award-winning care provider that specialises in delivering live-in care for elderly people. Corinium Care’s live-in carers are carefully vetted, and go through a comprehensive and award-winning training scheme before being assigned to clients.

Senior members of the Corinium team will meet with you and your relative to carry out a detailed assessment of your relative’s needs and how they can meet them.

CQC Rating: Good


Live-in Care: Provider

Lifted are an award-winning live-in care provider who are dedicated to improving families’ experiences of home care. Combining a person-centred approach with their state-of-the-art care technology, Lifted offer an elevated, reliable and personalised live-in care experience.

You will benefit from their outstanding Lifted Care app. The Lifted Care app offers peace of mind — at the fingertips — for you and your family through updates on your loved one’s activities, mood, health and wellbeing.

Your relative will be offered a care assessment by Lifted in order to map out a personalised plan for their live-in care. Lifted will then carefully select one of their trained and vetted carers that they think will be a good fit for your relative, to ensure an uplifting care experience.

Live-in care from £1,100 per week

CQC Rating: Good

Home Instead

Live-in Care: Provider

Home Instead is one of the UK’s leading in-home care providers and their team of highly-trained ‘CAREgivers’ will involve you and your relative in the process of hand-picking the right carer for your relative. 

Home Instead runs a City and Guilds-accredited dementia training programme for their ‘CAREgivers’, meaning they are a good choice for families looking for 24 hour in-home dementia care.

You can find the CQC rating of your local Home Instead branch online.

CQC Rating: Not applicable for Franchises

Right at Home UK

Live-in Care: Provider

Right at Home UK is one of the UK’s biggest live-in care providers. They can provide you with a trained and qualified caregiver who will deliver 24-hour support to your relative. The team from Right at Home UK will work alongside you, and other professionals involved in your relative’s care, to devise a bespoke and tailored plan of care to be delivered in your relative’s home. 

Right at Home UK keep comprehensive daily records of their clients’ care, available for you to access in their home. Carers can always be reached by telephone if you need to discuss any matters with them.

Each Right at Home UK local branch has its own CQC rating. You can find the CQC rating of your local branch by entering your postcode on their website.

CQC Rating: Not applicable for Franchises

Cera Care

Live-in Care: Provider

Cera Care is a new nationwide live-in care provider using the latest technologies to provide an up to date in-home care service. They use information about your relative’s needs and interests to match them with a carer who has shared interests, relevant experience and training to provide the care that your relative need.

Cera Care operate a simple app that allows the caregivers to share up-to-date information about your relative’s wellbeing.  

Each Cera Care local branch has its own CQC rating.

CQC Rating: Not applicable for Franchises

Eximius Support

Live-in Care: Provider

Established in 2016, Eximius Support is a provider of specialist elder live-in care for residents with complex or complicated care needs due to health conditions. Eximius Support has a comprehensive recruitment and training process to ensure that their carers can provide the highest standard of care.

Their recording and monitoring systems are operated from a tablet in the client’s home and therefore easy for you to be remotely kept in-the-loop about your relative’s care. Eximius Support use an app that allows key information about the individuals’ wellbeing to be shared between the live-in caregivers, family, and other professionals involved in their care.

CQC Rating: Outstanding

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Please note: The ordering of live-in care companies on this page is not intended to suggest that any one agency or provider is better than another. Whichever live-in care provider or agency is best for you is a personal choice according to the service they offer and your relative’s needs. To enable Age Space to continue to be a free resource, some links on this page may enable Age Space to earn a commission if a user buys live-in care.

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