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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Applicants accepted to join
Why they care
Some of the carers working with us 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.
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 – 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.
Carer Stories – Caroline Mardy: A Calling to Care
After caring for her mother-in-law for ten years, she joined Elder in 2017, fulfilling a professional ambition to help and support people in later life.
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
From patience to creativity and everything in-between, Virginia Keane has been a carer for over 30 years, we talked to her about her work with Elder and the importance of creativity, compassion and patience in being a good carer.
Carer Stories – Kashta Moor: Care Runs in the Family
With both of his parents having worked in the sector all their lives, we talked to him about how caring was a natural career move for Kashta Moor.
Carer Stories – Bawinile Ngubane: From Nursing to Care
Bawinile Ngubane always knew she wanted to help people to live well. We talked to her about how live-in care gives her flexibility and satisfaction.