What is live In care

Live in care provides you with the support you need, whilst you remain to live in the comfort of your own home, live in care provides support to those with the help they need at a time in their life when they need help the most.

The best live in care providers will take the time to meticulously understand the live in care needs, to provide the most suitable live in care worker and ensure the objectives of the live in care and support package are achieved.

Your live in care journey, in 3 easy steps

Speak to our Live In Care Team

Call our team or reach out via our instant chat facility to talk through your options and allow us to answer any initial questions


Our live in care manager will visit you to get to know you better and assess your live in care needs, it’s also a great opportunity for us to get to know your individual needs and preferences so we can understand what live in support you need and who on our team would be the perfect live in care worker for you

Meet your live In care worker

Live in care is most successful when the correct match has been made, we have a number of live in care workers on our team, we will always match you with a live in care worker who fits your preferences, has the right personality, skill and live in care experience to meet your needs


We only select the most compassionate, empathetic, and experienced care workers to join our live in care team.

We have a rigorous and comprehensive recruitment and training process in place to ensure we provide only the highest standards of live in care. Only every 2 in 11 individuals who apply to work with us as a live in care worker are accepted. Our live in care manager personally interviews those who apply to become a live in care worker with us, we obtain four employment references, carry out a full and enhanced criminal record check, and extensive employment and identification checks, allowing you the confidence that only the most appropriate live inn care workers join our live in care team.

We appoint you with a dedicated live in care manager, and operate 24/7, which means you can contact our live in care and support team at convenience.


The personal plan/service delivery plan will set out:


How the service user’s individual care and support needs will be met.


How the service user will be supported to achieve their personal outcomes.


The steps which will be taken to mitigate any identified risks to the individual’s well-being


The steps which will be taken to support positive risk-taking and independence where it has been determined this is appropriate.

In preparing the personal plan/service delivery plan the organisation will take into account:


The individual’s care and support plan.


If there is no care and support plan, our specialist assessment will ensure one is put in place


Any health or relevant assessments


The individual’s views, wishes and feelings


Any risks to the individual’s well-being


Any risk to the well-being of other individuals to whom care and support is provided


A live in care service is a preferable alternative to nursing or residential care, if you wish to retain your independence and remain living at home, keeping things just as they are, the way you like them, with family, treasured possessions, family and pets close by.

Our live in care service is available for a minimum of two weeks, the live in care you could expect to receive ranges from simple companionship and help with housework through to specialist care for complex conditions, such as dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke or MS.

Our live in care service is tailored to your specific live in care requirements, some levels of support you can expect to receive from a live in care worker

Personal Care

  • Washing, showering and bathing
  • Support with toileting
  • Grooming, hair washing and shaving
  • Dressing
  • Incontinence support and catheter care

Day-to-day activities

  • Planning, preparing and cooking nutritious meals
  • Light housework, shopping and gardening
  • Pet care
  • Escorting to appointments

Emotional support

  • Companionship
  • Assistance to attend clubs, groups and religious activities
  • Support in communicating with friends and family
  • Encouragement to live well and remain positive

General Support

  • Medication administration and management
  • Skin care and support with maintaining skin integrity
  • Co-ordinating with GP’s, district nurses and other healthcare professionals

Areas we cover

With our central support functions based in Mayfair, London, our live in care manager is able to can travel anywhere in England or Wales for live in care service assessments.

Our live in care worker teams are located across England and Wales, allowing our live in care service to be provided in any location across the UK, including the regions within:

East Midlands
East of England
North East England
North Wales
North West
South East England
South Wales
South West England
West Midlands
Yorkshire & The Humber

Why choose 1ST GRADE CARE?

We're regulated

Our service is fully managed and fully regulated by the CQC (England) and CIW (Wales)

We're reliable

Over 4,000 families have chosen us to provide high quality care to their loved ones

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