How does live in care work?

Live in care is when care is provided in someone’s own home by a carer who lives in the property with them. This is a way of providing permanent round the clock care whilst allowing someone to remain in their own home rather than moving into residential care.

Many people would prefer to remain in their own home, but sometimes increasing care demands and cost can make many people need to consider residential care but live in care in Kensington can be affordable and provide a solution that makes the individual and their loved ones happy.

Remaining in their own home can mean it’s possible to see family at any day or time, carry on with social clubs and activities and maintain a semblance of independence.

What is the role of a live in carer?

A live in carer in Kensington can provide a range of support, tailored to the needs, abilities, and requirements of the person they are caring for. It’s a varied role that allows someone to build a relationship with the person they care for and build a professional relationship and friendship where they are tuned to their needs.

Their role may include carrying out some housework to keep the home clean and tidy, looking after pets, laundry, picking up prescriptions, shopping, preparing, and serving food, reminding when it is time to take medication and personal care such as help with dressing, bathing and going to the toilet.

Because of one-on-one care and a full understanding of their abilities, a live in carer is able to encourage independence where it is safe to do so and allow someone to live a fulfilling and enjoyable life.

The list of condition’s we can provide support for:

Live in care services in Kensington

Live in care is becoming an increasingly popular option for both carers and patients, allowing both to have the dedicated time needed to provide a productive helpful care service. Many care homes are struggling to recruit care workers and provide an adequate patient to staff ratio, with live in care in Kensington at your home, you can be sure of dedicated one on one care from Ivy Palmer Live in Care.

Live in care has become more affordable and realistic as an option for people and we can work with you to design a care plan around your needs and budget. We can also advise if you may qualify for funding towards or to cover the cost of care from your local authority.

Nearby Hospitals in Kensington 

Hospitals in Kensington

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Live in care assistance following a hospital stay

Following a hospital stay, it may be necessary for some additional care during recovery and rehabilitation.  Whether it’s a planned surgery or emergency surgery, we can be there to provide live in care services in Kensington.

Having this additional care at home will allow for rest and safe rehabilitation, helping to avoid injury and a delay in recovery.

Arrange Live in care in Kensington in 3 easy steps

Do you want to find out more about live-in care services in Kensington? If you’re thinking this may be the right care option for a love one, we’re happy to have an informal chat and answer any question you may have.


1) Call our friendly care team

Call our care team today on 0330 0535014 or email us to arrange someone to call you back at a convenient time.



2) Book a FREE home care consultation

A local care manager will call you and your loved one at a location of your choice to discuss your care requirements and the type of live-in carer you need.


3) Choose the right carer

We’ll source a selection of live-in carers which we feel most accurately suit your requirements. We will then send you a profile of each carer for selection.


Get in touch with Ivy Palmer today

If you’re looking at live in care services in Kensington, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Ivy Palmer so we can assist you with any questions you have and advise you of our services.

If you’d like to explore further after your call, we’ll book you in for a free home care consultation so we can put together a tailored care plan based around individual needs.

Live-in Care in Kensington – Useful Resources

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea is an independent, local charity providing companionship, advice, and support to thousands of older people in the community.

Address: 1 Thorpe Cl, London, W10 5XL

Call: 020 8969 9105

Mind Kensington & Chelsea

Kensington and Chelsea Mind is a Local Mind Association. The independent charity are they to ensure everyone suffering from a mental health problem gets the help they need to recover.

Address: 17 Thorpe Cl, London, W10 5XL

Call: 020 8964 1333

Kensington Day Centre

Kensington Day Centre is a social centre in North Kensington offering a varied programme of activities for older people.

Address: Octavia Housing and Care, Emily House, 202-208 Kensal Road, Location, W10 5BN

Call: 020 8354 5500