Insurance – protecting yourself as a self-employed carer

If you’re a self-employed carer, ensuring you have the right insurance can be a great idea for protecting yourself.

In this guide, we’ll look at why insurance for carers is important, as well as how you can easily arrange your own insurance policy through our partner, Fish Insurance. 

Why do self-employed carers need insurance?

No job is completely risk-free. As a self-employed carer, you’ll be working with vulnerable people in their own homes, which can bring with it some risks. Providing personal care, helping a client move from one place to another, or even routine household tasks may not always go smoothly.

Having the right insurance in place can help protect you legally and financially from potential risks. Hopefully, you won’t need to use it, although it’s worth knowing that insurance is also there to protect you from more mundane things too.

Insurance can help your client and their family feel more confident too. Not only does it show that you take your profession seriously, but it can also provide peace of mind that if something unexpected happens, you’ve put the proper processes in place to deal with it appropriately.

It is always important to check the level of cover offered is appropriate for your needs. Please remember you are able, if you so wish, to compare the prices and levels of cover offered by alternative providers.

About Fish Insurance 

For over 45 years, Fish Insurance has been providing specialist insurance products to protect people in the UK within the care, disability, and mobility sectors. 

Fish Insurance works to create specialised policies to meet their customers’ needs. They’re also great believers in making sure there are no surprises – keeping things simple and aiming to ensure there is clarity in all that they offer.

Fish Insurance staff are trained in this market and can provide a well-informed, sympathetic, and professional service to customers.

How to purchase Carers and Personal Assistants Insurance

Carers on the Elder platform can purchase Carer and Personal Assistants Insurance from Fish at the discounted rate of £59* per year (usually £89 per year). Simply click the link below.
*Discount automatically applied. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time and without giving reason.
Elder is an introducer for Fish Insurance. Fish Insurance is a trading style of Fish Administration Ltd. Fish Administration Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm Reference Number 310172. Fish Administration Ltd is registered in England & Wales. Company Registration Number 4214119. Registered Office: Rossington’s Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SW. Fish Administration Ltd is part of the PIB Group.