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We have 60+ years of experience


Operating since 1959, Country Cousins is the longest established introductory live-in care agency in the UK. Having served as a Royal Navy Nursing Sister in the UK and France during WW2, Josephine McGregor started a small business from her home in West Sussex, providing local care and assistance for those who needed it.

What began as ‘Country Cousins and Emergency Mothers’ in the spare room of Josephine's house, has since grown from a modest local enterprise into one of the nation’s leading introductory live-in care agencies.

Today, we provide self-employed, live-in carers nationwide to more than 500 clients each week, offering compassionate and professional care for the elderly, those convalescing in their own home, and disabled adults who need extra support to live independently.

We're always fully focused on providing the best quality home care at all times, and stand by our uncompromising desire to deliver quality care and choice. The choice to remain in your own home, and the choice to continue to live your life in the company of a carefully selected Country Cousin carer.

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Lines open Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1800 and Saturday - Sunday, 1000 - 1500 to discuss your care needs.


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Country Cousins

We've been sourcing live-in carers for our clients
since 1959.

A carefully chosen Country Cousin carer, matched to your needs, soon becomes an integral part of your day

We're trusted


Members of the UKHCA


We are a member of the United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA), the professional association for home care providers. The UKHCA helps care organisations promote the highest standards of care and provides representation within national and regional policy-makers and regulators.

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Members of the Live-in Care Hub


We are also a member of the Live-in Care Hub, a not-for-profit organisation committed to raising the quality of care in the UK by giving people the opportunity to be cared for at home, where they can still feel part of everyday life.

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We're dedicated


Customer services with a difference


Our dedicated team of Customer Relationship Executives work tirelessly to find the perfect live-in carer for you based on your specific care needs. Whether that be someone who can drive or someone who shares your love of cooking - you can be sure that we will have someone suitable on our books. You will then keep the same point of contact throughout your relationship with us.

Our carers care​

Do they like pets? Are they avid gardeners? Are they fans of Scrabble? These seemingly small details can make a big difference when you’re living with someone. That’s why we’ll carefully consider the answers to these questions and similar, as well as work history and personal qualities when matching you to one of our Country Cousin carers.

Making a difference in your quality of life

With Country Cousins, you or your loved one can continue to enjoy independence, with the peace of mind that someone trustworthy and reliable is there should help be needed. Whichever kind of care you’re looking for, we’ll match you with our live-in carers, who will fit right in at your home and provide compassionate, conscientious care.

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But don't just take our word for it

The best cook ever" 

Our carer is the best, they're friendly, modest and the best cook that we have ever had! We are very grateful for all that you help us with.

Client Representative 2020

Need more information?

We're here to help you find the best quality live-in care possible for you or your loved one.


If you are looking for a live-in carer, get in touch with us today.

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Call Us On 01293 224 706 


Lines open Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1800 and Saturday - Sunday, 1000 - 1500 to discuss your care needs.

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Request a Callback

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