Self-Employed Live-in Carer Checklist To Register With Access Care


One of the first questions we often get asked is “What do I need to register with Access Care as a self-employed live-in carer?" so we thought a blog answering your question would be fitting.

Here at Access Care we pride ourselves on registering only the best live-in carers, and in order for us to do this there is a criteria which registering carers need to meet and documents they need to present in order for us to complete our checks properly. This might sound like a long process but don’t worry - our aim is to do this in a timely manner as we want you working with clients as soon as possible, so a little team work between you and us will ensure a speedy registration!

  • Firstly, we need to see that you have a certain level of training. As a minimum we like to see that you have up to date training certificates in: Moving & Handling (practical), First Aid (practical), Safeguarding of Adults and Medication.

  • We would need you to complete a Registration Application Form containing your information, a FULL working history, reference details of your 2 most recent employers (these must cover 2 years) and reference details of a character reference from a non-family member.

  • DBS – All of our registering carers must have a DBS (The Disclosure and Barring Service). Lots of carers now have a current DBS which is subscribed to the update service, in this case we would just need to see your DBS certificate, so we are able to check it online. If you do not have a DBS on the update service then you would need to complete a new one, we can do this for you on your behalf, in this case you would complete a DBS form.

  • DBS ID – to speed up your Registration (if you need a new DBS) to potentially get you into work quicker, we ask you to send us your original ID documents by recorded delivery in the post along with your completed DBS Form as above, before you come here to attend the Registration Day. We will then apply for your DBS and return your ID documents by recorded delivery (please see the ID checklist below)

  • If you reside/live in the UK you MUST provide at least 1 of the following:

  • Passport

  • Driving Licence

  • Residence Permit

  • If you reside/live in the UK you MUST provide at least 2 of the following that show your name & address:

  • Bank Statement (dated in the last 3 months)

  • Credit Card Statement (dated in the last 3 months)

  • Utility Bill (dated in the last 3 months)

  • Council Tax Statement (dated in the last 12 months)

  • Mortgage Statement (dated in the last 12 months)

  • P45/P60 (dated in the last 12 months)

  • Work Permit/VISA

  • Official Government letter (dated in the last 3 months)

  • If you DO NOT reside/live in the UK you MUST provide the following:

  • Passport

  • If you DO NOT reside/live in the UK you must provide at least 2 of the following that show your name & address:

  • Driving Licence

  • EU Identification Card

  • Bank Statement (dated in the last 3 months)

  • Credit Card Statement (dated in the last 3 months)

  • If you DO NOT reside/live in the UK you will also need to provide us with a certified & translated police check from your country of residence.

  • A work permit/VISA will need to be provided if applicable to prove your right to reside/work in the UK.

  • National Insurance Number – If you have one we ask you to bring with you your National Insurance Card or a document showing it, we can always help those without this number to apply for it.

  • UTR Proof – if you have one again, we ask you to bring a document with you showing this number, we are also happy to help you apply for this if you do not have it.

  • Finally, you need to have a great personality and a passion to provide the best care you can!

And that’s it! With this checklist it is simple to register, just tick each item off as you have them and remember we're always here to help if you need us. A key tip to ensure your registration is speedy is communication, this is key to speeding everything up!

Would you like to register with Access Care as a self-employed live-in carer? If so… call Emma today on 0800 980 3958 or email emma@access-care.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

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