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We're looking for carers like you

If you want to be part of our dedicated care team, then we'd love to hear from you.

What do you get from us?

A fair wage

In return for your hard work, you will earn a minimum of £550 per week for live-in care.

In return for your hard work, you will earn a minimum of £550 per week for live-in care.

Flexibility

Elder carers are self employed, and we can help you to organise your temporary breaks from placements to fit the schedule that best suits you.

Elder carers are self employed, and we can help you to organise your temporary breaks from placements to fit the schedule that best suits you.

We've got you covered

We make sure you and the individual you're caring for are always insured while you're working with our customers.

We ensure you and the person in your care are insured while you're working for us

Support you can rely on

If you have any problems, or feedback, you can contact us 7 days a week.

If you have problems, or feedback, contact Elder 7 days a week
Meet your support team

This is Sumi

Customer Experience at Elder

Sumi is in charge of making sure both carers and individuals are happy with their experience. She understands that carers often face certain problems of their own.

From care welcome packs to a support team who understand your needs, working with Elder is a great experience. Here's how you become an Elder carer:

  1. Online application

    We’ll ask you to share evidence of your previous experience, and find out more about why you want to become a live-in carer with Elder. If we like your application, we’ll invite you to the Elder office for an Introduction, and ask you to bring any relevant paperwork too.

    We’ll ask you to share evidence of your previous experience, and find out more about why you want to become a live-in carer with Elder. If we like your application, we’ll invite you to the Elder office for an Introduction, and ask you to bring any relevant paperwork too.
  2. Introduction

    You’ll meet with a member of the Elder team in person at one of our locations across the UK, so that we can find out more about your experience and qualifications. This will also be your chance to ask questions and learn what it’s like to be a carer with Elder.

    You’ll meet with a member of the Elder team in person at one of our locations across the UK, so that we can find out more about your experience and qualifications. This will also be your chance to ask questions and learn what it’s like to be a carer with Elder.
  3. Background checks

    We’ll run background and reference checks to decide whether you’re a good fit for the Elder platform, and check your documents to make sure you have the right to work as a self-employed carer in the UK.

    We’ll run background and reference checks to decide whether you’re a good fit for the Elder platform, and check your documents to make sure you have the right to work as a self-employed carer in the UK.
  4. Joining our Community of Carers

    Once you become an Elder carer, you’ll gain access to our platform, allowing you to choose care placements based on your availability, location, skills and experience.

    Once you become an Elder carer, you’ll gain access to our platform, allowing you to choose care placements based on your availability, location, skills and experience.

Carers working with Elder can earn between £550-£750 per week.

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days a week dedicated carer support

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Elder carers would recommend us to a friend

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family of amazing carers

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A story of companionship

Hazel & Katie

North Finchley, London

Katie is Hazel's live-in carer and is on hand to help with personal care, household chores and to remind her of the correct medication to take.

Become a live-in carer with Elder

We’re always on the look-out for exceptional, experienced live-in carers.

Live-in carers move into a spare room of the care recipient’s property and live with them as a carer and companion, assisting with everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and personal care.

Elder carers are self-employed, and have the flexibility to choose from placements across the UK that best suit their availability, skills and experience.

Our online application only takes a few minutes, simply fill in your details to get started.

FAQs

What is live-in care?

Carers are required to live at the property with the Care Recipient and offer one to one support with their daily needs.

What types of placements does Elder offer?

Elder offers 2 types of placements:

  • Short term placements: Last between 1-4 weeks. On these placements there will be an end and start date listed, and the carer is expected to remain on the placement for the entire duration.

  • Long term placements: Ongoing placements, where the carer becomes the primary caregiver. The carer can schedule breaks in this ongoing care, by giving 2 weeks notice.

Where do Elder carers work?

Elder has placements available across the UK, and we will never assign you to a placement. Elder carers have the freedom to choose which placements they attend by viewing then accepting them through our online portal.

Does Elder provide hourly work?

Elder does not provide hourly or shift work, only live-in care; carers will always be required to stay overnight at the home of the care recipient.

Does Elder accept male carers?

Yes, Elder works with many clients who require a male carer.

Does Elder take on carers of other nationalities?

Yes, if you are an experienced carer with clear, fluent English and have the relevant documentation to work in the UK, please apply.

What experience do I need to become an Elder carer?

Elder carers must have professional experience within the live-in care industry and must be happy to provide references and proof of any qualifications.

Do I have to be self-employed to work as a carer with Elder?

All Elder carers are self-employed. This means that you are responsible for your own taxes and National Insurance contributions. For information on being self-employed and registering with the HMRC please click here.

Where can I attend an introduction?

We host Carer Introductions in 12 cities across the UK, and you can select your nearest location once you begin your application.