Live in & Respite Care

We know that it’s important for you to be able to choose what care you need as and when you need it. Our aim is to help you to stay living at home for as long as youd like to. That’s why we offer live-in care for as long as you need it. And we offer respite care for when you need some short-time support 24 hours a day.  

 Choose from:

  • Live-in care – personalised support in your home for as long as you need it  
  • Respite care – a temporary stay in our care home, either just once or on a regular basis  

Live-in care

A live-in caregiver will move into your home so you can get the support you need 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s a cost-effective alternative to residential care. And it allows you to stay at home in familiar surroundings.    

A live-in caregiver will need their own bedroom in your home. They will be available throughout the day but must be able to have a two-hour rest daily. If you need us to, we can arrange for another member of our team to support you during this time.   

If you’ve been using our care services for a while, we’ll continue to give you the personalised support you’re used to. We’ll match your caregiver to your personal needs and interests. If you’re a new member of the Vitality family, we’ll come round and get to know you so we can find a caregiver you feel comfortable with.  

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What we offer

Practical support 

We can help with whatever you need. For example, you may need help making meals, or with your personal care, such as bathing, dressing and bedtime. We can also support you with household chores, including shopping, cleaning and gardening.   


We can help you get into a good routine with your medicine and your healthcare appointments. The caregivers in our team are highly trained in looking after people with a range of health needs, including dementia, learning disabilities, arthritis, cancer, MS and stroke. We can support you with your rehab if you’ve had an operation. We also offer personalised, live-in end-of-life care.  

Social activities 

We know getting out and about, exercising and keeping your brain active are all important for your well-being. We’ll make a plan to help you do the activities and hobbies you enjoy in a way that suits your needs and wishes.    

Time to make a decision 

We offer a temporary live-in care service called ‘home to decide’. This is for anyone who’s been in hospital and been told they need support 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a care home. Maybe you’re not ready to make that big decision. We can give you that extra thinking time.  


You can spend anything from a single day to several weeks or even months in one of our care homes. You’re welcome to book one-off stays or regular stays. Or you can book in whenever you need to.   

Caregiver support  

Your full-time caregiver needs to look after their own needs so they can look after you. We give them the time and space they need. Knowing you are being supported by our friendly, experienced team will also give them peace of mind when they’re not with you.   

Lived experience  

A temporary stay in one of our care homes allows you to try out a care setting before you make the decision whether or not it’s time to move into a care home permanently. 

If you need help deciding which care option is best for you, information can be found on the Age UK website.

We offer friendly, personalised live-in and respite care for as long as you need it. 

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