Home carer in London – Self-employed live in carers

Mar 31, 2015 2 min
home carer in London - finding the right care

HomeTouch will help you to find the right self-employed home carer in London.

Looking for a Home Carer in London?

Hometouch is an award-winning online marketplace where you can search for self-employed carers in your local area, for free. All of our carers go through a 42-point checking process which includes:

  • Multiple phase face-to-face interviews
  • Full background checks (DBS/CRB)
  • Reference checks
  • Scenario testing

This process always ends with the ultimate question: would we be happy for them to care for a member of our own family.

As our process is so thorough, only 5% of the carers who apply make it through to our carer library.

How it works

To use HomeTouch, simply:

  1. Enter your postcode
  2. Browse carer profiles for skills, personal interests, video interviews and client reviews
  3. Message your chosen carer or carers directly to describe the care you need
  4. Agree a contract

As our carers are self-employed they set their own rates, and our team are on hand every day of the week to provide support when you need it.

HomeTouch is transforming the care industry by using technology to link clients like you to top self-employed carers. This has numerous benefits over the archaic care agency system. Firstly, by cutting out agencies, customers are free to choose from a more diversified set of carers. Better choice means that matches made on HomeTouch are better suited to both our clients and our carers.

The cost benefit

Because all carers on our platform are working on a self-employed basis, customers get a far more cost-effective service without sacrificing quality. The quality of care provided is higher because carers are satisfied with their wages and there are no agency costs. This means that we are reducing costs for our consumers and increasing wages for our carers.

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Hourly care costs an average of £15 per hour, and full time live in care will cost around £100 per day. This is much more affordable than a care home, and if you require it we can often match you with specialist nursing care.

All costs depend on how many hours you need care for, and how much care your loved one requires. As every situation is different, every price is different, so speak to a carer now to find out more.

Dr Jamie WilsonFounder and Chief Medical Officer at Hometouch

Dr Jamie Wilson is hometouch’s founder and Chief Medical Officer. Jamie’s creation of hometouch was inspired by his work as a dementia psychiatrist in the NHS, and he has written about healthcare issues in The Times and the Evening Standard. Jamie has a MBBS from the University of Leeds and has spent a decade in the NHS, working as a Psychiatric Registrar and Memory Specialist at Imperial College Hospital.

Apply for live-in care jobs

Hometouch has been one of the best companies I have worked for in the care sector! I have always been told I’m appreciated and been made to feel like it too. I’m so happy to be a part of the Hometouch team


£750 - £900 per week. Double bank holiday pay

You choose your own clients

Clinical support

Free training, webinars and supervision
Apply now