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Registration Requirements to be a Live-in Carer with Access Care

Access Care is a Live-in Care agency that carers can register with to find Live-in Care work in the UK. We pride ourselves on the quality of the Live-in Carers we introduce to our clients. As such we spend a lot of time ensuring you are right for us, and that we are right for you. We do this before we invite you to register with our Live-in Care agency. 

So, what do you need to register with Access Care to find Live-in Care work? What do we check?

1. Your Identity - You must pass our robust identification checks to register with our Live-in Care agency. We have a process of checking documents to make sure we are acting responsibly and safeguarding our Live-in Care clients as one of our top priorities.


2. Right to Work in the UK - Every Live-in Carer who registers with our Live-in Care agency and does not have a British passport needs to prove their right to work in the UK. Live-in Carers can do this by providing us with a Share Code, we are then able to check this online.


3. Training - To register with Access Care as a self-employed Live-in carer to find Live-in Care work in the UK we need to see that you have a certain level of Live-in Care Training. We verify every Live-in Care Training certificate you send to us before we accept it for your registration for Live-in Care work.

  • As a minimum to register with Access Care we need to see that you have recent Live-in Care Training in:

  • Practical Moving & Handling including Hoists, and Wheelchair safe transfers

  • Practical First Aid with CPR & Do Not Resuscitate Orders

  • Safeguarding People from Abuse

  • Medication Assistance


4. Experience – you will need to give us information on what levels of experience you have with different Live-in Care conditions and equipment. To register with us to find Live-in Care work you will need to tell us whether you have no experience, a little experience (Less than 1 year), moderate experience (1-3 years), or advanced experience (3+ years and are very confident).


5. Work History - We ask you for the last 10 years of work history. There must be no gaps, so our team goes through this with a fine-tooth comb. Any gaps must be filled, and your work history will flow from start to finish. We will then check your employment references against the work history you have provided to make sure they match.


6. Your Criminal Record - A Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS for short) is a recruitment check we must have to help protect our Live-in Care clients. It is performed for the purpose of checking a Live-in Carers past, looking at any convictions, cautions, reprimands, and warnings you may have received. All Live-in Carers wanting to register with Access Care for Live-in Care work must have an 'Enhanced DBS'. Once you have a DBS you can register it on the 'Update service' for a cost of £13 per year. This can save you both time and money in the long run. If you have a DBS on the update service, we can check online that it is still current, and nothing further has been added to it since the DBS was issued. If you do NOT have a DBS on the update service, we are able to apply for one on your behalf at a cost to you.


7. Your References - We gain references to confirm your work experience and to gain feedback on you. This then allow us to decide whether to register you as a Live-in Carer, we only register the best of the best. Access Care obtain your 2 most recent employment references which must at least cover the past 2 years. We then get at least one character reference for you too. We want to know how brilliant you are! It doesn't stop there though, once you are registered as a self-employed Live-in Carer with us, we will ask the clients you have worked with about you and put their kind words on your profile so future Live-in clients can see just how great you are!


8. National Insurance Number/UTR (Unique Tax Reference) Number: You will need to be able to provide Access Care with proof of your National Insurance Number and also be able to provide us with proof of your UTR Number (Don't worry if you do not have one yet, we can help you)


9. Your Hobbies, Likes, Interests – We make a huge effort to spend lots of time getting to know you. Finding out about your hobbies, likes and Interests is such a vital part of our match making process and finding you Live-in Care work. We will ask you about your life story, dig deep into what you like doing in your spare time and chat to you about what you like and what interests you.

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