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Why working as a live-in carer in the UK is such a rewarding career
July 13, 2023

Working as a live-in carer in the UK is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do for many reasons. Being a carer means you make a real difference to peoples’ lives, allowing them to live in safety and with dignity and to continue to lead a fulfilling life.

The satisfaction that comes from helping someone live an independent and quality life is one of the major reasons to become a carer. However, there are many additional benefits of working as a live-in carer in the UK that can enhance your personal and professional life.

Working as a live-in carer in the UK helps you make a difference

When you work as a live-in carer you enable people to remain living in their own homes with all the comfort and familiarity that brings. Live-in care is not just about providing personal care and meals, though these are vitally important. It’s also about providing a good quality of life for the person you care for. The satisfaction you receive from caring for someone, helping them overcome obstacles and ensuring they stay healthy, happy and fulfilled is immense.

Whether it is making sure your client gets the medication they need, can continue with a hobby they love, or just providing a listening ear while they share their life stories, knowing you have done your best for your client will provide you with a sense of job satisfaction that is rare in many professions.

You receive qualifications and opportunities for career development

Working as a live-in carer in the UK involves specific training to ensure you are qualified to care for vulnerable adults. If you already have care qualifications this is a bonus, however, generally, employers will provide qualifications and training.

An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care will give you the training you need to become a carer and will usually be provided by your employer. But many employers also support their employees to continue to develop their skills throughout their career. NVQs go up to Level 7 for managerial staff.

Care agencies have a range of support staff such as managers and key workers who supervise the care of their clients. So, there is plenty of room for professional development as a live-in carer.

You will have an interesting and varied work life

If sitting at a desk all day is not for you, then you’ll enjoy how every day is different as a carer. You could be helping with personal care in the morning. Taking your client for an afternoon at a local beauty spot. Chatting about times past or watching TV with them in the evening.

There is no doubt that caring is a challenging career, and you will be constantly learning and developing. You will find depths of resilience and compassion you didn’t know you were capable of. Every week will involve new challenges, new situations and new experiences so your work will never be dull.

Why work for Mumby’s Live-in Care?

Mumby’s Live-in Care is a family business that provides live-in care across the South East of England.

We are proud to be rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and we have also been awarded the Employer of the Year Award at the Thames Valley Business & Community Awards.

At Mumby’s, we treat all our employees as members of our family because we believe happy staff make for happy clients. What pleases us most is when our live-in carers build a close relationship with the person they are caring for and enjoy a fulfilling role themselves.

We provide all the support and training you need to excel in your role and become a valued member of the team. In addition, our office team and a dedicated Care Manager are always available to support you.

So, if you have the passion and dedication to become a first-class carer, here’s what we offer you:

  • A friendly and highly professional company
  • Comprehensive training throughout your career with Mumby’s
  • 24/7 support from dedicated Care Managers
  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Free board and lodgings when at work
  • Flexible and excellent working conditions
  • Usual UK employment benefits
  • Full uniform
  • A varied and interesting job
  • Time to do your job to a high standard
  • An opportunity to make a difference
  • Excellent career prospects

We are keen to hear from people interested in joining our care team.  We are actively recruiting for our live-in care jobs.


Useful Links for working as a live-in carer in the UK

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