9 Aug 2018
Why become a live-in carer?
There are many reasons to become a live-in carer When you become a live-in carer, you’ll become a truly valued part of someone’s life by living in their home with
Home care jobs help you make a difference.
Home care jobs can entail a broad variety of roles and it’s not uncommon for different care providers to have different names for different roles. If you’re just starting your career in care, the terminology can feel a little overwhelming. But once you’ve solved the riddles of care industry jargon, you’ll discover many career options that are fulfilling, rewarding and suitable for your lifestyle.
Domiciliary care is also sometimes called daily care, visiting care and hourly care. This type of home care will provide a Care Assistant who will visit their client in their own home. Whether their client requires a companionship call once a week or personal care multiple times a day, a Domiciliary Care Assistant will drive from client to client and often visit several different clients in a day.
At Trinity Homecare, we offer part-time and full-time Daily Home Care Assistant roles so you can plan your working days around your lifestyle and commitments. As a Visiting Home Care Assistant, every day will be a new adventure and if you’re looking for variety in your day-to-day work, being a Domiciliary Home Care Assistant could be the ideal role for you.
For more information about life as a Daily Home Care Assistant, visit our FAQs page!
As the name suggests, live-in care is a service where a carer lives in their clients’ home with them to provide full-time care. There are two main types of live-in care and much like domiciliary home care, different care providers will sometimes call their services different names to one another.
As a live-in carer, you can be either employed or self-employed. ‘Self-employed live-in care’ is sometimes referred to as ‘Introductory live-in care’. With introductory live-in home care jobs, you will be self-employed which means your client will pay you directly and you will be responsible for payments, taxes and national insurance etc. If you’re hired for a managed live-in home care job, you will be employed and your employer will be responsible for your pay, taxes, national insurance etc.
Whether you’re employed or self-employed, live-in home care jobs offer more consistency than visiting home care jobs. Every client will have different needs so the type of support will vary from placement to placement and the length of time you’ll be in the placement for depends on your circumstances as well as your client’s needs. Live-in care placements can last anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months.
For more information about life as a Live-in Care Assistant, visit our FAQs page!
At Trinity, we’re passionate about supporting our colleagues as they begin and pursue their career journey with us here at Trinity.
You don’t necessarily need to have worked as a carer in a professional capacity before, perhaps you’re a parent or you’ve cared for a relative or even a pet? If you’ve got compassion and empathy, you’ve got the qualities we value in our care staff. With our support, you’ll gain experience, knowledge and skills along the way with the support of our dedicated team and our specialist training.
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If you’re curious about a real-life story about a member of the Trinity team and their journey to care, find out why ‘Care is the reason I live and breathe’ by reading Claire’s story!