Live-In Care Role Requirements

With almost 1,500 Country Cousins we are able to provide our clients with a wonderful Cousin, but we are not complacent and are always looking for more Cousins with varying skills to fill a range of home care jobs.

We currently place over 800 Cousins per month in assignments all over the UK. Having established a reputation for high-quality care, the majority of our Clients are introduced to us as a result of personal recommendation.


So how do you become a Country Cousin Live-In Carer?

As our Cousins work independently within a client’s own home it is essential that we complete a robust selection process. This includes a face-to-face interview, Induction process, reference checks and a DBS and or PVG (Criminal records checks). 

To be shortlisted for interview you will need to meet the following criteria in full:
  • Proof of Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Agreement to complete the relevant DBS/PVG checks
  • A minimum of 6 months’ experience in a regulated care environment
  • 2 Professional References, one must be from your current or previous employer
  • Evidence of professional development including any training certificates

From initial interview, on-boarding and in-house training we create Carers that we are proud to call "Cousins".

The training required is:
  • Manual Handling
  • Basic First Aid
  • Health & Safety – including COSHH & RIDDOR
  • Food Hygiene
  • Fire Safety
  • Infection Control
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
  • Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberties
  • Dementia Awareness

If you would like to become a self-employed carer with Country Cousins, we would love to hear from you. Apply Now or call our dedicated Recruitment Team on 0800 056 7183 to find out more.



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  • A great blessing to us

    On behalf of my brother and myself, and indeed all our family, I should like to record the debt we owe the Country Cousins who came to care for both our parents over the past 2 years. Without the help of Country Cousins, Mum and Dad could not have stayed in their own home and this they so dearly wished to do, it was a great blessing to us all that this became a reality.

  • Very professional and extremely caring

    I would like to say that the Country Cousins, who cared for my wife until she died, were very professional and extremely caring and kind during the time they were here. I would like to say thank you, at Country Cousins, for sending them in our time of need.

  • Enjoyed Country Cousins support

    I have now enjoyed the support of your Country Cousins and I would like you to know that of 6 1/2 years of having to need care, these two ladies, though very different in character, they are both splendid carers in their own way.

  • You never let us down

    Thank you to you all at Country Cousins for the support you have given us over the last four years. You have never let us down over the years, we have met some interesting and caring people. We have no hesitation in recommending you to other people.

  • Very pleased and happy in her care

    Can you kindly note that I was very happy with the Country Cousin who came to look after my mother and she was very happy in her care too. Very reassuring to know that she was in the capable hands of someone you could trust.

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