Ordinary people doing a truly extraordinary job.
An expert you can rely on
It takes a lot to let a stranger into your home. We understand they have to be someone you can trust. That’s why we go to great lengths to ensure all the self-employed carers on our platform are of the highest standard.
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Why they care…
__Some of the carers working with the UK’s leading introductory [live-in care agency](https://www.elder.org/live-in-care/) Elder, talk through why they got into the profession, and why it works for them. For many, becoming a care professional starts with a personal experience of supporting someone they love.__
Only carers you can trust
We take the standard of your carer seriously. From official checks and in-person assessments to the simple, most effective question ‘would I let this person look after my mum?’ With Elder, you know you can trust them.
Carer key skills
These resources give you an idea of the key skills we expect the carers we work with to perform while in the family home.
Live-in Carer Key Skills One: Communication
From observation to reflection and everything in-between, this is your go-to guide for learning about and continuingly developing the key skills you need to work as a live-in carer.
Live-in Carer Key Skills Two: Personal Traits
From patience to creativity and everything in-between, this is your go-to guide for learning about developing the key skills you need to work as a live-in carer
Elder Standards | What we expect from the carers we work with | Elder
We expect certain standards from the live-in carers we work with. These standards spell out our expectations in plain English.
Read their stories
The professionals we work with join the professional for a huge variety of reasons. But they’re all united by a common desire to do something that makes a difference. Read some of their stories below:
Carer Stories – Jillo Koyama
Jillo, 31, has been a professional carer for five years and was inspired to choose her career path through her personal experience of caring for her younger brother. She tells her story.
Carer Stories – Virginia Keane: 30 Years’ Experience
Virginia Keane has a live-in care job working with Elder. Having been a carer for over 30 years, full-time home care was a natural move. Apply today.
Carer Stories – Kashta Moor: Care Runs in the Family
Kashta Moor is a home carer who has worked with Elder in various live-in care jobs, we talked to hime about why he entered the profession.
Carer Stories – Bawinile Ngubane: From Nursing to Care
Bawinile Ngubane has a live-in care job working with Elder. After working as a nurse for many years, it was a natural move. Be a live-in carer, apply today.
Carer Stories – Catherine Mukiibi: From Domiciliary to Live-in
Catherine has been a carer for over 20 years, supporting people in their own homes, first with domiciliary work and most recently with Elder as a live-in carer.