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What is Live-in Care and How Does it Work?

Live-in care is when a dedicated carer lives in your home, offering constant support. This service is ideal for those who prefer the comfort of their own home but require continuous care, making it an appealing alternative to moving into a care home.

This page gives you an in-depth look at live-in care in Leicestershire to help you make an informed decision. You'll discover everything from the roles of live-in carers to the costs involved in providing this type of care.

You'll also find guidance on deciding if 24-hour live-in care suits your needs, along with tips on choosing the best care service. Our aim is to provide you with all the necessary information to find the best possible care for your loved one.

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Is 24-Hour Live-In Care Suitable for My Loved One?

24-hour care is ideal if you need daily support but want to live in your own home. It's especially good for people with ongoing health issues or mobility problems. It also suits those who value consistent companionship and daily help that allows them to remain independent.

We provide Live-in Care across the whole of Leicestershire including:


Earl Shilton





Market Harborough

Melton Mowbray





We provide Live-in Care across the whole of Leicestershire including:


Earl Shilton





Market Harborough

Melton Mowbray





Understanding Live-In Care Costs in Leicestershire

Cost of Live-In Care

The cost of a live-in carer may vary depending on the individual’s care needs and the expertise of the care team.

At Unique Senior Care, our rates are set to ensure quality and individualised care:

For Individuals: Our weekly rate for a single person's care is £1,680, including comprehensive, personalised support.

For Couples: A dual-care package costs £1,995 per week, providing shared care and assistance to both individuals.

Why Costs Vary

Factors affecting live-in care pricing include:

  • Geographical Location: Prices can vary based on the region you live in.
  • Extent of Care Needed: Specialised care for complex conditions may incur a higher cost.
  • Choice of Provider: A care company which is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will typically have higher pricing due to the stringent level of care and service management involved.

Funding Live-In Care in Leicestershire

There are various ways to fund 24-hour care in your own home. Understanding the different options and their eligibility criteria is key to finding the most suitable funding method for your circumstances:

  • Self-Funding: Direct payment for services by the individual or their family.
  • Local Authority Support: Contributions may be available based on financial situation and care required.
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare: Covers all care costs for those with significant medical needs.
  • Benefits for additional support:
    • Attendance Allowance: A benefit for those above State Pension age needing help due to illness or disability, offering weekly financial support.
    • Personal Independence Payment (PIP): For individuals aged 16 to State Pension age with long-term health conditions or disabilities, contributing towards additional costs.

Meet your Live-In Care Manager for Leicestershire

Live-In Care Manager For Leics

Lucy Mildred, our dedicated Live-In Care Manager for Leicestershire, has worked in the care sector for many years. Her extensive experience in older care, combined with her Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care, ensures she brings both knowledge and compassion to her role.

Lucy was inspired to join Unique Senior Care by our values and the exceptional quality of care delivered by her colleagues. She approaches caring for older adults with warmth and understanding, enjoying the opportunity to build relationships with clients and appreciate their fascinating life experiences. Compassionate by nature, Lucy believes laughter and curiosity are essential in her role.

As Live-In Care Manager, Lucy's primary responsibilities include working alongside her team to ensure excellence in care delivery. She finds it fulfilling to meet people, understand their needs, and provide personalised care to alow them to live well. Lucy takes pride in the dedication of her carers and the positive impact they make.

Outside of work, Lucy enjoys spending time with her sausage dogs, baking cakes, and cherishing moments with family and friends. She is actively involved in her community, supporting a dog rescue centre and the Sea Cadets, showing her commitment to making a positive impact.

Kate is supported by a dedicated senior team all equally as passionate about providing the best possible care and service for our clients.

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What Makes Unique Senior Care Different?

You can be assured that we have an absolute focus on providing the very highest quality, person-centred Live-in Care for our clients in and around Leicestershire.

As a provider of regulated care services, you can be confident in the knowledge that we are fully registered and compliant with the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) regulations.

We are one of only 4% of home care providers in England to have been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Our award-winning service is based on personal experience and ensuring we always put ‘people above all else’

We are regularly recognised as providing industry leading training to our colleagues

Our services are personalised and tailored to your needs with the aim of allowing you to remain living independently in your own home

You will receive a service that is Well-led, Safe, Caring, Responsive and Effective

All of our Caregivers are directly employed

We only recruit the best (our application to hire rate is 1 from 100) and all our Caregivers must pass our ‘Mum Test’ i.e. we would allow them to look after our own loved ones

Clients and their families have once again rated us as one of the Top 20 homecare providers in England for 2024, marking our fourth consecutive year being awarded this prestigious recognition.

Your 100% satisfaction is our aim – if you think we need to do better, please let us know

Our standards are uncompromising, and we are very proud of our reputation for providing an outstanding service

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Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of a Live-In Carer in Leicestershire

Live-in carers offer much more than just caregiving services. They become companions, providing both emotional and practical support, greatly enhancing the daily lives of those they care for.

Personal Care: Assisting with grooming, bathing, and dressing tasks.

Medication Management: Ensuring timely medication administration

Meal Preparation: Cooking nutritious meals which are tailored to specific dietary needs.

Housekeeping: Maintaining a clean and orderly living environment.

Companionship: Providing emotional support and a friendly ear.

Mobility Support: Helping with movement inside and outside the home.

Encouraging Activities: Assisting and motivating participation in hobbies and social events.

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Ensuring Compatibility Between Carer and Client

It's essential to ensure our Caregivers and clients are well matched. This is based on things personality, interests, and preferences. This compatibility is central to our approach at Unique Senior Care, helping us build relationships that are mutually beneficial. It’s key to ensuring the best outcome for our clients, ensuring they feel comfortable and at ease with their carer.

"I have had Unique carers for almost two years and always found them to be kind, caring, thoughtful, on time and willing to do extra jobs around the house. They take special care of my personal needs and care as I am wheelchair-bound now after a leg amputation. I would recommend them above any other 
agencies I have had, although there have been staffing issues/problems at times. They endeavour to send someone who I know. I feel very lucky to be able to have Unique Care."

- AB, (via homecare.co.uk reviews)

Why Choose Live In Care in Leicestershire?

Live-in care is an excellent option for those who need regular support but want to stay in the place they know and love. With live-in care, your loved one can continue to enjoy the serene beauty of Brentwood's parks or the historic appeal of Billericay, all while living comfortably in their own home.

Benefits of Home Care in Leicestershire

Tailored Care: Care plans are bespoke to the individual, ensuring care is provided to meet each person's preferences and daily habits. 

Constant Support: Continuous care ensures safety and offers peace of mind, not just for clients, but also their families.

Promoting Independence: The focus is on allowing individuals to live in their homes, fostering a sense of autonomy and comfort.

Adaptive Care: The care provided seamlessly evolves as needs change, ensuring it remains suitable and effective.

Engaging Families: Families are involved in care planning, ensuring good communication and understanding.

Affordability: This option can be more cost-effective than residential care facilities, while maintaining the highest standards of care. 

Comfort of Home: Staying in familiar surroundings can greatly alleviate stress and anxiety.

Enhanced Living Standards: The aim is to elevate the standard of living through dedicated, personalised attention.

Health Supervision: Regular monitoring of health conditions enables timely adjustments to care plans when needed.

How to Find the Right Live-In Care Service in Leicestershire?

To find the best round-the-clock care, provided in the comfort of your own home, thorough research is important. Whether you're in the historic town of Loughborough or amidst the peaceful surroundings of Hinckley, there are several things to consider:

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What to Look for in a Live In Care Provider?

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Live-in Care Agency

When considering a live in care company, you might inquire about:

The provider's experience in 24-hour care and carer qualifications.

Their approach to matching carers with clients and managing emergencies.

Policies on feedback, complaints, and the fee structure for live in care

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Factors to Consider When Exploring Live in Care Services in Leicestershire

When choosing a live in carer in the Leicestershire area, think about:

The variety of services available and if they suit your needs.

The training and experience of the carers, and the reputation of the agency.

How the cost fits with your budget.

Looking at reviews and getting personal recommendations for more information

Training and Qualifications of a Live In Carer in Leicestershire

At Unique Senior Care, our rigorous selection process ensures the highest quality care for our clients. We hire only one in every 80 applicants, guaranteeing that each live-in Caregiver not only has at least a year's experience but also embodies the dedication and expertise we expect.

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  • Thorough Training: Our Caregivers receive thorough training in areas like dementia care, first aid, and medication management.
  • Continuous Development: We commit to continuous professional development, keeping our care staff up to date with the latest care methods.
  • Recognised for Excellence: Our approach to training is award-winning. We received the Princess Royal Training Award in 2021 and, in 2022, were recognised as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care.

What is the Difference Between Live-In Home Care Services and Residential Care?

When considering 24-hour care in your own home versus residential care, understanding their differences is crucial for making an informed choice that suits your family’s individual circumstances.

Provided in the individual's own home. Provided in a residential setting, often with private living spaces.
Personalised one-on-one assistance. Group-oriented, offering communal activities for interaction.
Supports personal independence and daily routines. Encourages a semi-independent lifestyle in a community setting.
Familiar environment enhances emotional well-being. Adjustment to a new shared environment is involved.
Direct family involvement in care and decisions. Structured family involvement, generally with set visiting schedules.

How 24-Hour Live-in Care works


We carefully identify the right carer for you.


You remain in the comfort of your own home.


Your carer will help with getting out and about.


You benefit from around the clock support.


As much or little care as you require.


Your family and friends visit as before.


Our carer becomes more like a friend.


You provide a bedroom for the carer to rest and sleep.

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What Care Services are Offered in Leicestershire?

Aside from home care, there are multiple other care services available across the Leicester and East Midlands areas to explore. Understanding the full range of support available is crucial in making an informed decision.

Types of Care Services Offered in Leicestershire

  • Domiciliary Care Packages: These personalised care solutions are provided in the comfort and familiarity of your home, ensuring a sense of continuity and ease.
  • Day Care: Ideal for those who need daytime support, these services offer engaging activities and social interaction in the day, while the individual continues to reside at home.
  • Residential Care: For more constant care needs, residential care homes offer comprehensive support in a shared living environment.
  • Specialised Care: Catering to specific conditions such as dementia or palliative care, these services are tailored to meet individual health requirements.

Navigating Live-In Home Care in Leicestershire

How to Arrange a Quality Care Service

Arranging quality live-in care involves several important steps to ensure the care aligns perfectly with individual needs

  • 1

    Initial Contact:

    Start by reaching out to a reputable and experienced care company. At Unique Senior Care, our client services team is on hand to discuss your care requirements.

  • 2

    In-Depth Consultation:

    Our care manager will then meet with you to get a detailed understanding of your specific needs. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have at this stage.

  • 3

    Matching Process:

    Following this, we’ll find a Caregiver whose personality and skills are perfectly aligned with your requirements.

  • 4

    Personalised Care Plan:

    A tailored care plan is created based on the details gathered during the consultation to ensure your loved one receives the best live in care.

  • 5

    Final Steps:

    A home visit finalises everything, followed by introducing the chosen Caregiver who will start their care duties while you continue to live in the comfort of your own home.

What is the Role of a Care Agency in Live-in Care at Home?

When you choose a live-in care provider regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), you're opting for a thorough and professional management approach. This includes:

Staff Recruitment and Management: Rigorous selection and continuous training of carers to uphold high care standards.

Quality Monitoring and Care Assessments: Regular checks to ensure the care provided meets both client needs and regulatory standards.

Administrative Management: Handling all aspects of care coordination, including scheduling and financial management.

Compliance with Regulatory Standards: Adherence to CQC guidelines ensures high standards in care delivery, safety, and overall service.

Emergency and Contingency Planning: Preparedness for emergency care, guaranteeing uninterrupted care under all circumstances.

"We were looking for live-in care for my mother and were delighted to find Unique Senior Care. From the first conversation on the phone to subsequent communications, I have found the staff to be incredibly helpful, friendly, understanding and clear in terms of the service provided. Our first meeting with the live-in care manager was a lovely experience and helped to reassure my mum about arrangements.

Most importantly, having just finished the first two weeks of live-in care, we could not have asked for more from a caregiver, who has taken wonderful care of my mum, cooking her nutritious meals, making sure she is clean, comfortable and safe and providing excellent company. It feels such a relief to know that my mum is in good hands while also able to stay in her home. Thank you, Unique Senior Care." - PS, (via homecare.co.uk reviews)

Making the right choice for live-in home care is important for you and your family's peace of mind. You want assurance that your loved one receives personal, high-quality care.

We're here to guide you every step of the way. Feel free to reach out to us to for any advice on home care services in Leicestershire or to discuss the whether this might be the right long-term care option for you.

Local Resources for Care Support in Leicestershire

Explore these essential local resources in Leics for additional support, advice, and community connections relevant to live-in care and beyond.

  • Leicestershire County Council - Adult Social Care and Health: Provides a comprehensive overview of adult care and support options in Leicestershire, including assessments, carer support, and details on care homes and community aid.
  • Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland: Offers a range of support and services specifically for older adults in Leicestershire, including day centres, information and advice, and activities for seniors
  • Alzheimer's Society Leicestershire: The Alzheimer's Society provides a comprehensive list of support services near you, including advice, support groups, and information on living with or caring for someone with dementia.
  • Mind in Leicestershire: Offers mental health support, including counselling and support groups in Leicestershire.
  • RF LifeLinks - Disability Support: Offers services and support for disabled people in Leicestershire, including advice, advocacy, and practical assistance to promote independence and community involvement.
  • Leicestershire Carers Centre: Offers advice, information, and a range of support designed to help carers in their role. This includes workshops, respite services, and tailored assistance.

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