Working as a live-in carer is an interesting option for travellers with caring experience and/or nursing qualifications, because placements can be short term and include accommodation. This gives carers the option to fit travel plans around working requirements.

Great carers are not always easy to find and hub members are always on the lookout for high calibre staff able to provide essential assistance with washing, dressing, preparing meals, medication, housekeeping, looking after pets and providing vital companionship.

Some companies emphasise the need for nursing and/or caring experience or qualifications, while others look for the right personal attributes. The role requires a highly dedicated, compassionate person; someone with a special balance of dedication and reliability, combined with sociability, good humour and common sense.

Carers receive good rates of pay, ongoing professional training and free board and lodging.

An information hub has been set up to help raise awareness of live-in homecare.

There is some more information on this page including details on how to apply