Find an exceptional Essex live-in home carer

Whether you’re in Chelmsford or Colchester, Southend or Saffron Walden, we’ve got the right live-in carer for you. We’ve looked all over Essex to find the best live-in carers, so your loved one can live happily, safely and with dignity in their own home. By the sea or on London’s doorstep, we’ve got a range of Essex-based carers to suit your needs.

All our carers are handpicked and carefully vetted – we’ll ask you about your loved one’s preferences and care requirements, and suggest a curated selection of carers we think will be a great match. You can tailor your care plan to make sure your loved one gets the right level of care, from companionship to clinically complex support.

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Why choose hometouch for live-in care in Essex?

We were founded by a former NHS dementia specialist, and our mission is to help slow the progress of dementia through expert care – and help your loved one live happily, safely and with dignity in their own home.

9 out of 10 of our clients would recommend us. hometouch is regulated by the Care Quality Commission. We’re proud of our five stars on Trustpilot, and we’re rated 9.8/10 on We’ve helped over a thousand families across the UK, and we’d love to help you. Our prices start at £850 / week for companionship care, with more advanced packages available for people with complex care needs. Call a Care Advisor today to find out how hometouch can transform your loved one’s life.

24 hour care at home Essex: What other types of home care in Essex are available?

24 hour live in care in Essex is not the only type of home care in Essex. Dementia care in Essex is also increasingly common due to the rise in older people affected by this condition.

Dementia care requires specific skills and training due to the particular effects of the condition, such as wandering, agitation and confusion.

Care in your own home from our specialised dementia live in carers offers an alternative to dementia care homes in Essex.

How is domiciliary care in Essex different from other care options?

Hourly or drop in home care in Essex offers a less intensive option where short visits are provided to meet basic needs such as washing and dressing, food preparation and assistance with personal care.

Private carers in Essex are typically self employed and either work independently or through an introductory agency. There are various types of care available including night time care, respite care, Parkinson’s care, and companionship care.

Respite care in Essex: How does it work?

Essex respite care is available with Hometouch for family caregivers and allows a much needed break or to offer an alternative to short term residential care in Essex. Live in respite care in Essex is one option where round the clock supervision is required. This is typically for a minimum of one week.

Elderly care Essex

Our Essex live in carers are specially trained in elderly care and offer an alternative to older people’s homes in Essex. Frailty, mobility constraints, loneliness and multiple medical conditions are all typical of elderly people needing care.

Elderly care in Essex provided by Hometouch includes activities such as medication administration, companionship, and driving clients to appointments.

How do care homes in Essex differ from Live in care?

24 Care in Essex broadly can be divided into residential and live in care. For more details on care homes in Essex and live in care as an alternative please refer to our more in depth article.

Are you looking for live in care jobs in Essex?

If you are looking for live in care jobs in Essex, please review our dedicated page to help you with your application.

"We needed extra care for my Dad and many other care agencies couldn’t help. I found hometouch online and the carer we have is kind, professional and is great with Dad. If we’ve needed to increase hours or change things they have been very helpful. Very pleased with the efficiency of the company."

What is live-in care?

Live-in care is when a carer lives with the person receiving care in their home. From companionship care all the way to round-the-clock complex care, a live-in carer can provide one-to-one support in your loved one’s own home. This is especially important for people living with dementia, who may become increasingly confused or distressed in unfamiliar surroundings.

A dedicated live-in carer can provide your loved one with more individual care than they’d receive at a residential home. So whether it’s a day out on weekends, or fish and chips in front of the TV on a Friday evening, your loved one can carry on doing the things they enjoy. And because the carer is staying on-site, it’s often cheaper than a care home too. To find out more about the cost of care where you live, take a look at our page on understanding the cost of care.

At hometouch, we help people live happily, safely and with dignity in their own homes. If you think live-in care could be right for your loved one, contact a hometouch Care Advisor today.

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