Live-in Care

Live-in Care

Neighbours for years. Allotment nearby. Local walks. Cheery postman. Cherished memories. Live-in Care can make it all continue.

We all value things about our community and a sense of belonging. So, if household jobs start to build, or a medical diagnosis over-shadows living at home alone, there’s a lot at stake. Our live-in carers work to understand what makes life easier for you and then help you achieve it.

It’s all about you.

Live in Care male elderly client with home care worker

How Live-in Care Works

When you decide that Live-in Care is right for you, our job is to find someone who can best meet your needs and that you’ll really enjoy having around.

All our live-in carers are fully trained and have the right personality to look after you, but not everyone can be a live-in carer – many have their own families to look after too. So, our specialist live-in teams are highly experienced people who can commit dedicated time to you.

Matching people takes time. We start by meeting you to learn more about you, your interests, care needs and preferences. We try hard to match people with similar hobbies and to satisfy your preferences – perhaps you want a male or female live-in carer depending on your personal care requirements?

Together we agree on a care plan that covers your needs and how you’d like to structure your at home assisted living. We review your plan to check it still works for you.

We then set up a two-week trial and your new live-in carer moves in. After this trial period, we review the service carefully with you to ensure that it’s working the way you want and agree any necessary adjustments to your care plan.

Your right to respect, your privacy, dignity, independence and security are always top of our list, so our carers:

  • are welcomed by you and never intrude
  • preserve your self-respect
  • give you space to be yourself
  • keep you safe when you need them to

If at any time you feel it’s not working the way you want, just tell us how you feel so we can help.

Live in Care worker team

Cost of Live-in Care

Live-in Care costs vary, however our services are competitive and provide excellent value for the quality we deliver.

The cost of your care will depend on your needs and we will be able to advise you of our rates once we have met with you and thoroughly understand the at home assisted living service you require. We also provide competitive rates for couples.

There are a number of ways to fund your care – you may be eligible for financial support from your local council or you may want to fund it yourself. Whatever your circumstances, we can help work out the best way forward for you – so call us today on our dedicated Live-in Care number 0330 055 2922.

Your home. Your care. Your choice.

What are my options for Live-in Care?

Our Live-in Care is highly personalised, not only mirroring your needs but also your preferences of how you wish to be supported, enabling you to live the life you want and as independent as possible. Your live-in carer will provide you with the dedicated, round the clock support you need in your own home including…

Companion Care

Our live-in carers always respect you and find the right balance between companionship and your privacy. They’ll also be able to provide you with emotional wellbeing support to ensure your psychological needs are met to improve your quality of life.

Domestic Care

We’ll help with daily chores around your home, like cooking and cleaning. Your live-in carer will prepare meals that suit both your taste and your nutritional needs.

Personal Care 

Your live-in carer will help you get up in the morning, provide respectful personal bathing and manage medication taking. In addition to your personal daily routine, we’ll also aim to promote confidence by employing basic personal grooming methods like hair brushing and more.

Our expert live-in carers deliver positive, quality care 24 hours a day for a week, month or year. It is compassionate, gentle and belongs to you. But it doesn’t have to be forever unless you want it to.

If you’re requiring dementia care, multiple sclerosis care or stroke care, we’ll match you with a live-in carer who has received the necessary training to meet your needs.

How your live-in carer can help...

Social events and hobbies

When social events arise either in your home or out and about, your live-in carer will be able to support your transportation, scheduling arrangements and provide great conversation. We’ll also match you to a live-in carer who shares your hobbies and interests so you can enjoy your time together.


Holidays, day trips out and visiting friends and family, your live-in carers can assist you with the organisation so that you can enjoy your planned experience. Your carer will also ensure your needs are met, so that you don’t need to worry.

Looking after your pets

We know what key part pets can play in our lives. Lots of our live-in carers love pets and are happy to care for yours.

Live in Care elderly male client with live in home care worker

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Quick Questions?

What is Live-in Care?

Live-in Care means just that, a carer lives in your home day and night to provide support in all aspects of your life. From support with your personal care, meal preparation and medication. Around 200,000 people need 24-hour live-in care in the UK.1 Our live-in carers are fully trained professionals and deliver the care and support needed compassionately and respectfully.

Contact your nearest team to learn more about how we can help you.

How quickly can Live-in Care be arranged?

We operate a responsive service. We work wherever possible to your timings and work very hard to ensure your Live-in Care is in place when it is needed. In most instances we are able to install emergency care within 48 hours of initial contact, sometimes sooner if required.

If you need urgent Live-in Care, please contact your nearest team.

How long will my live-in carer stay with me?

A live-in carer will stay in your home, on average, for 4-6 weeks at a time. This timing will vary however depending on your preferences. They will then take 1-2 weeks’ break, during which a replacement live-in carer will come and stay.

We’ll introduce you to your replacement carer and will ensure they are fully briefed on all your care needs.

Why should I choose an at home assisted living service over a care home?

Live-in Care is great for those who wish to remain in the comfort of their own home surrounded by years of memories but need extra support. Moving away can be distressing and some would rather choose to remain in their familiar environment.

Live-in Care also provides one-to-one support that’s conducted in a manner to suit your needs and preferences. Unfortunately, care homes can’t provide the same level of personalised care, as mealtimes, when you choose to socialise and what activities you do in the day are all decided for you.

It ultimately comes down to personal preference and what you think would work best for you.

How often do older people need 24-hour care?

Whether someone needs 24-hour care is dependent on their needs and preferences. If your medical needs require 24-hour care or you simply just want someone else in the house with you to help with overwhelming daily tasks, Live-in Care is a great option.

To find out more about how we can help you, contact your nearest team.

My live-in carer is always very helpful & I like the support he provides for me.

Client, Guildford

Why so many families trust us...


Personalised Care

Everyone's needs are different. That's why we provide personalised Live-in Care unique to each person. Our high-quality home care is flexible when circumstances change and always delivered with compassion, dignity and respect.


Quality Assured

We understand that Live-in Care is a big decision, so we have strict performance guidelines and are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) giving you confidence that our care and support is quality assured.


Excellent Training

Our live-in team is carefully selected and receive excellent training through our exclusive Alina Homecare Academy. We do not use an agency or freelance staff to ensure our high quality reputation is maintained.

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1. Newcastle University Ageing Study, “Number of very old needing round-the-clock care set to double”, Reviewed 17 January 2022