Live in care London

Looking for a care agency in London? We provide live in care in London and within the M25. If you're searching for live in care agencies in London, Hometouch is is a quality and reliable option.

Select your loved one’s care with Hometouch

There are two ways to manage the provision of care to someone who is in need of support from a carer. These are called Regulated and Introductory.

Introductory care

Our introductory service helps you find the best carer and gives you full control, affordability and flexibility.

  • Search for and view approved carers online
  • Communicate directly with carers via our secure messaging system
  • We help you find, shortlist and choose your carers - if you need
  • Create and manage your care plan online
  • Review bookings and billing information
  • Stay informed with your care journal
  • Full PPE included
  • Carer meals included

Regulated care

If your care needs are complex, or if you would prefer a fully managed service, regulated by the CQC, then our regulated CQC live-in care service will give you total peace of mind.

All of the benefits of introductory care plus:

  • Fully managed clinical service
  • Access to our multi-skilled clinical team comprising of registered nurses, mental health first aider and healthcare professionals
  • Dedicated care account manager
  • Face to face assessment
  • Personalised carer matching process with you choosing your main carer
  • Bespoke person-centred care plan curated by our in house clinical team
  • Activities to support mental health and wellbeing
  • Remote access to your care plan to review daily updates via an app
  • Regular check-ins and reviews of your care plan and carer
  • Emergency cover
  • Dignified approach to end of life care

Are you looking for quality Live in carers in London?

Here are just a few of our expert live in carers available across London. Our unique carer matching service will help find the right London-based live-in carer for your loved one.

Alison B.

Over 39 years experience in social care

Rodia S.

A specialist in spinal injury care

Wendy M.

A bingo aficionado with over 14 years care experience

Nyoni N.

A qualified physiotherapist who loves the great outdoors

Maggy J.

Has been assisting clients with Alzheimer's and brain injuries since 2000

Jack H.

10 years experience working with people with Parkinson's and dementia

Let us help you find the perfect live-in carer in London

Looking for live-in care in London? At Hometouch, we provide our clients with the best care for their loved ones – whether they are suffering from dementia or have other care needs. We’ll match your loved one with an expert carer who can offer them the care and support they need.

We offer our expert care across London – from Hillingdon to Havering, Barnet to Bromley. As well as dementia care, we offer respite care, complex care in London, post-operative care, palliative care and end-of-life care – our unique carer matching service will find the best carer for your loved one.

Is dementia care available in London?

Vascular dementia, mixed dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia – over 80,000 people in London are living with some form of dementia. At Hometouch, our mission is to help these people live happily, safely and with dignity in their own homes.

We were founded by Dr Jamie Wilson, an NHS dementia specialist to help people with dementia have the best quality of life possible. Our London teams offer live in care for dementia and our carers are trained in elements of brain health, medication management, dementia awareness and managing challenging behaviour.

Is elderly live in care available in London?

Yes, our live in care services have a mainly elderly clientele and cover areas of London where elderly needs can be met.

Is live in care better than residential care homes in London?

Receiving 24 hour care at home in London has several advantages over a residential care home. Continuity of care by the same live in caregiver is a key benefit not available in a care home. Furthermore, live in care allows your loved one to remain in a familiar place, surrounded by relatives and their personal items.

How easy is it to find live in care in London?

Accessing live in care in London is easy because of good transport links and ease with which professional live in carers can travel to anywhere within the London area. London has many live in carers with diverse backgrounds that can cater to a wide variety of needs.

What are the best live in care agencies in London?

There are a number of live in care agencies based in London, but most will cover a regional or national area, so location of the main office is not a key factor as carers will likely live nearby with supporting team members visiting regularly

Are private live in carers in London available?

Yes, many private live in carers based in London may work part time or have other responsibilities. You may benefit from a private live in carer from the London area when the needs are not too complex, for rota coverage when your normal carer is away or for respite live in care.

Is live in care common in London?

On a per head basis, live in care is less common in London than other parts of the UK because of the younger age of the population, less available space in properties for carers to stay, and the wider availability of hourly home care agencies in the London region.

What nationality of live in carers are available in London?

Like London’s general population, live in carers based in London come from every country in the world and speak a wide array of languages and dialects. They have varied cultural backgrounds and bring enormous life experience to their roles

Expert live-in care in London

Our prices start at £1250 per week, although the final price depends on how complex the services we need to provide are. If you wish to find out how much you would pay for your loved one’s care in London, you can always get in touch with one of the Hometouch Care Advisors and schedule a no-obligation consultation during which you can discuss the best solution for your loved one.

How do I find live in care jobs in London?

If you are a live in carer looking for work, you can either apply here with Hometouch or register on our sister site Live in care Jobs.

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

Aside from round-the-clock live-in care in London, we also have other types of care available for those who don’t need as much help but still require some assistance during the day.

Additionally, you can choose a care package that is adapted to the health condition your loved one is facing, such as cerebral palsy care or multiple sclerosis care.

One of the commonly chosen types of care is dementia care, as more and more older people suffer from this condition and the fact that it requires specific skills and training due to the particular effects of the condition, such as wandering, agitation and confusion.

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

For those who don’t require assistance 24/7, just a little help with doing things, Hometouch offers hourly or drop-in care in London and other locations. Those short visits are provided to meet basic needs such as washing and dressing, food preparation and assistance with personal care.

Respite care in London: How does it work?

Caring for a person, although rewarding, can also be very tiring – everyone needs a break every once in a while, after all. With Hometouch, primary caregivers can have a much needed time for relaxation without worrying about their loved ones. By choosing Hometouch, you are choosing a group of professionals who provide only quality care to their clients and give them the support they need.

Elderly care London

Our live-in carers are trained specifically to take care of older people who prefer to spend their retirement in their own home instead of an older people’s home. Hometouch’s elderly care in London includes services such as medication administration, companionship, and driving clients to appointments.

How do care homes in London differ from live-in care?

The round-the-clock care in London can be divided into two different types – residential care (e.g. care home) and live-in care. To understand more about care homes in London and live-in care as an alternative, you can check out our more in-depth article.

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.

"I used hometouch to find a carer for my elderly mother. The carer we found was second to none, the highest standard of care was provided. hometouch throughout were helpful and easy to deal with. I recommend them highly."

Where your loved one comes first

We know what it takes to make a great live-in carer – warmth, empathy and expertise. We’ve handpicked the finest carers from across the country to provide live in home help, dementia live in care and live in care for the elderly, ready to assist your loved one live happily, safely and with dignity in their own home.

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Our carers are paid above the industry average
We are founded by a dementia doctor and have an experienced nursing team
All our carers undergo in house dementia training
We cover 24 hours/day 365 days a year
Trusted by more than 1,000 families - we deliver 50,000 hours of care each month
Speak to one of our knowledgeable care advisers about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service

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Frequently Asked Questions

Finding a carer

How do I search for carers that fit my needs?

Enter your postcode on the carer page and this will generate a list of carers in your area. You can then filter by language, skills, interests, experience. We recommend you review previous client reviews, watch videos of the carers and read our Trustpilot reviews to see how other clients have used hometouch successfully.

I cannot find a carer in my area. Why is this?

We regularly update our pool of carers – if you are having problems, just call a Care Advisor, and they’ll be happy to help.

Should I meet a carer before arranging a contract?

It depends on the circumstances. If you need a carer urgently to cover another carer, we can recommend carers who are suitable and who have been able to help in this area before. This is best setup as an immediate contract and payment.

If you are looking for a longer term contract, we advise you meet the carer, decide they are the right person for you or your loved one and then agree the contract terms. Many clients like to meet with their carer before confirming an ongoing or longer term contract to ensure there is a good match.

Are carers insured?

Yes, carers have personal liability insurance. hometouch will ensure all carers commencing a contract will have a policy in place if this is requested by a client.

Once I have met a carer, can I arrange to pay them in cash?

No, it is against our terms and conditions to pay for carer services outside of hometouch.

Can I employ more than one carer at the same time?

Yes, If you need a carer for different times of the day or week, you may need to find additional carers who are able to work at different times. Equally, you may have a carer who is taking leave and you can arrange a short term contract with another carer to cover this period. hometouch allows you to have multiple carer contracts simultaneously which can all be managed from the contracts page on the main hometouch dashboard.

Do I pick my own carer or do you assign one to me?

You should pick your own carer according to the criteria you looking for. However, if you need some assistance, we can help you with recommendations. The ultimate choice though is you and your family’s. Please email us at or call a Care Advisor for help.

Arranging care

Is there a minimum contract length?

No. You can book a carer for a one-off job for a few hours or days or arrange an ongoing contract. An ongoing contract can be cancelled with two weeks notice. If cancelling a single shift, please give the carer 24 hours notice.

How long can the visits be?

hometouch is committed to supporting minimum one hour visits. Otherwise it is as long as is required by you and your family.

What happens if I am not happy with my carer?

First of all, please let hometouch know straight away if you are having problems. We are here to help and want to resolve any problems you have. We take any allegations of poor care, dishonesty, poor punctuality, incompetence or poor communication very seriously and will take action immediately if you have concerns. If you have reason to be dissatisfied with your carer, you need to decide whether they have breached the contract with you (eg have not turned up, been non-punctual), or whether you no longer wish to employ them for your own personal reasons.

How are your carers vetted?

We check all of our carers ID, Qualifications and CRB/DBS certificates. We also face to face interview every carer that joins hometouch and assess them against 5 criteria – punctuality, communication skills, compassion/empathy, ability to take initiative and personal presentation/honesty. We conduct detailed scenario testing and reference check all carers. We pride ourselves on the high quality bar we set and only accept a small fraction of the carer applicants we receive.

Is hometouch registered with the Care Quality Commission?

Yes, hometouch is registered and regulated by the CQC. However our introductory model of care which started in 2015 is technically not regulated by the CQC as the hometouch does not interfere in the care delivery, manage the care plan or provide rotas. Our managed care service is regulated by the CQC.

Contracts and payments

What will the carer be paid?

The carer will be paid the stated rate on their profile minus 20% (inc VAT) commission on an ongoing basis for the duration of the contract and any further contract with the carer. hometouch defines this as an “introductory fee” which is spread out over the length of the contract and any other subsequent contracts with that individual carer. We are committed to supporting a minimum £10/hr income for all carers.

When do I need to pay?

The payment needs to be made before the contract starts. This is held in a third party (escrow) account before being transferred to the carer at the end of the following week. Weekly recurring payments are then made for contracts longer than a week.

How do I pay for care?

hometouch provides a secure online payment facility. Payment details are required before any contract commences and payment is via credit/debit card or direct debit for self funding clients. For ongoing contracts payment is taken in advance every Monday.

Who sets the rates for carer pay?

Carers set their hourly rates according to their experience level, areas of expertise and the trust ratings they have built up on hometouch. The minimum hourly rate chargeable on hometouch is £10/hr. Please be aware that carers are working on a self-employed basis and therefore have to cover their travel costs and other reasonable expenses. We are committed to ensuring that carers can earn a living wage via offering their services on hometouch.

Do I need to pay employers National Insurance?

No, carers work on a self employed basis and there is no statutory requirement to pay Employers NI.

Can I cancel a contract?

You can cancel at any time for an ongoing contract. If you are booking for defined time period of less than a month, you are committed to paying that amount unless exceptional circumstances have occurred. We will look at each request on a case by case basis. Please note, you are party to a contract with the carer and if there is no reasonable reason is given for ending the contract prematurely, you would be in breach of that contract and the care would be entitled to full payment. All cancellations must be submitted by email to both hometouch on and the carer.

What if there is a dispute?

If there is reason to believe the carer has not fulfilled their duties or there are any other concerns, you can dispute the contract in the contract section. hometouch will look at each disputed contract on a case by case basis and try to resolve the matter fairly. A carer also has the ability to dispute a contract in case they believe they have reason to.

What is your safeguarding policy?

Our safeguarding policy protects vulnerable adults from abuse and is a legal requirement under the Health and Social care Act

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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

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