For our carers, Live-In Care is much more than a job

Our Live-In Carers are all self-employed and come from many different countries, cultures and backgrounds. All Candlelight carers have a few things in common: They are kind, experienced, and always put your care needs first.

Before starting with us, they go through a rigorous registration procedure and we expect them to comply with all the current legislation and regulations, plus we require proof of their right to work in the UK.

Most of our carers have higher qualifications in Health and Social care or are working towards these with our support. Our enhanced criminal record checks are conducted through the Disclosure and Barring Service and all references are validated.

Candlelight24 acts as an agency to introduce professional, self-employed Live-In Carers to clients, who move into the home to provide the help and support required.

What would you need to provide for your Live-In Carer?

We like to keep things as simple as possible, for both you and your Live-In Carer. Whilst living with you, your carer needs a bedroom furnished as a minimum with a bed, bedding, a wardrobe and, if possible, a television. You should provide all of their meals, though they will assist in the cooking if this is part of your care requirements.

As your Live-In Carer is self-employed, you are not responsible for their income tax or National Insurance. Read more on Organising your Live-In Care here.

You are responsible for:

  • Providing them with a safe working environment
  • Paying your carer at the end of each week
  • Paying Candlelight24’s management fees promptly
  • Ensuring any equipment or aids are properly installed, maintained and serviced.

Candlelight24 acts as an agency to introduce professional, self-employed Live-In Carers to clients, who move into the home to provide the help and support required. Please find details of our Live-In Care Privacy Statement here.

What Next?

Learn more about Our Charges or start your next steps with Candlelight Care

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We have had nothing but wholehearted support from your carers that we’ve worked with for Mum’s care.

Mrs B
Radstock, Somerset

Candlelight helped my father during the last weeks of his life and cannot be praised highly enough.

Sherborne, Dorset

I have nothing but praise for the service I receive.

Mrs H
Uckfield, E Sussex

The service I receive has always been very good and my life is made much easier by it.

Mr C
Wells, Somerset

We look forward to the four visits we receive each day. The carers are always cheerful and make us laugh.

Mr H
Westbury, Wiltshire

The carers are always cheerful and I always feel good when they have been to see me.

Mr. P
Wadhurst, E Sussex

Your Client Care Plans are very comprehensive and provide us with lots of useful information. Thank you.

Therapy Team
Yeovil District Hospital

Thank you all for the amazing care you took of my dad. I feel very blessed to have found such a good care company.

Mrs H

I would like to express how delighted we are with the excellent services you have been consistently providing. Thank you.

Mr G
Street, Somerset

I’d like to thank you very much for your excellent support and flexibility. It has been very much appreciated.

Mrs M
Bradford on Avon

I want to say how grateful I am for all the help you have given to make me feel better. You are wonderful.

Mrs B
Frome, Somerset

I cannot speak highly enough of the carers who come to me, I would be lost without them. Thank you.

Mrs M
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

I really couldn’t be without them. It is lovely to have carers who really care.

Mrs M-C
Frome, Somerset

The help of the carers visits to me gives me the confidence to stay in my own flat.

Mr G
Heathfield, E Sussex

I shall certainly recommend you to my friends. At a stressful time, your help has been very much appreciated.

Mrs M

My grateful thanks to the carers who have been so kind and helpful. I have happy memories of all our little chats!

Mrs M

Mum is very pleased with the care she has. The family thank you for the care you give her each day.

Mrs E
Wimborne, Dorset

It’s so nice to have the same girls regularly, I feel so comfortable with them.

Mrs M
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

You are not just carers, you are friends and friendship means so much.

Mrs T
Trowbridge, Wiltshire

I would like to say a big thank you for all your help. It gives my family a break from coming twice a day to see me.

Mrs S
Ringmer, E Sussex