Live-in care Reading

Enjoy being in the home you love

We offer live-in care services throughout Reading and Berkshire, from Caversham to Southcote, Whiteley to Tilehurst and beyond.

Professionally trained, compassionate and friendly live-in care professionals throughout Reading.

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Home Care Award Rated 9.4/10 on
Live-in care

Homecare you can rely on

Award Winning and Regulated

We’re inspected regularly by the Care Quality Commission, and are a Top 20 Homecare Group

‘Mum Test’ Approved

Small, local teams of carefully selected caring professionals that we’d trust with our own loved-one

Local Experts in Care

Whether you need care in six months or six days, we can provide advice and guidance

Surprisingly Affordable

As a small, locally owned care group, we can offer great value for a great service

Why live-in care Reading?

We help the local people of Reading to stay comfortably in their own homes when they need care, ensuring they are able to remain in the familiar surroundings that they have spent their lives shaping. Our live-in care professionals adapt and work to support you in your own home, so you can keep your independence and possessions, family and pets around you no matter what your situation.

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Round the clock safety

Our dedicated caregivers are by your side round-the-clock, providing invaluable assistance around your home, offering companionship, and ensuring an extra level of safety.

Personalised to you and your routines

We prioritise personalisation by crafting care plans that revolve around your unique routines and preferences, rather than imposing rigid schedules. Your care plan will be consistently evaluated and adjusted to accommodate any evolving needs or desires you may have.

Home cooked meals the way you like them

Our live-in carers in Reading are dedicated to preparing your favourite meals just the way you like them. Let them know your preferences and they’ll ensure you are well fed!

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Informal Care Introductory Care
Regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission
The CQC monitors and inspects regulated care services to ensure that the service provided meets certain standards in five key areas; whether the service is Safe, Well-led, Responsive, Caring and Effective.
Care shaped around you and your routines
Good person-centred care should adapt to fit in around your life, needs, and wishes. Care in your home offers the opportunity to continue living life the way you want; doing things you want, how you want, when you want.
Employed, trained and managed care professionals
Managed live-in care providers organise experienced professionals who are vetted, trained and competency assessed before they step foot in your home. The provider is responsible for managing these professionals, organising holiday cover, running payroll, and providing further training and ongoing support.
No need for a big distruptive move
Although having a live-in care professional staying with you at home can be an adjustment, not needing to go through the stress and strain of a disruptive move at a key point in your life can help you to remain independent.
Regularly reviewed and monitored care plans
A managed live-in care service will undertake a thorough consultation with you to create a detailed and bespoke plan of how your care professional will support you. This plan will be regularly monitored and updated as we learn more about you or if your needs change.
Ability to keep your pets and belongings with you
Pets and belongings can be a huge part of your life. From the piano you can’t be parted with, to your cat who has been with you through hard times and good, they can shape our identity and give our lives meaning. Managed live-in care recognises and honours the importance of the emotional connections that sustain us.
Client and care professional matching service
Having someone else temporarily live with you can be daunting, but knowing a little more about this person, and the shared interests and personality traits can help. GoodOaks live-in care professionals are matched to clients with a bespoke process that looks at the hobbies, backgrounds, experience and traits that make people who they are.
Stay in the comfort of your own home
When you are not feeling well, being in a familiar environment can be a source of comfort and stability, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. Being able to control your living space and maintaining your privacy helps to maintain your sense of dignity and agency in the face of challenges you face.
Number of different carers per week
The best care is provided by professionals who have built a deep, lasting and enabling relationship with their client. Live-in care professionals have the time and space to properly understand their client’s needs and wishes, and can proactively make sure their needs are being met.
6 1 10 1
Estimated cost per week of equivalent services
Costs can vary widely. Having one-to-one care at home is equivalent to the very best care homes, who can afford to pay for better staffing ratios and have the time and culture to spend time with their clients, which unfortunately can be prohibitively expensive and difficult to find. Introductory agencies have less overheads as they have less onerous quality assurance and safety checks due to being unregulated and not an employer, but not always.
£700 £1225 £1500 £1250

How to organise live-in care in Reading

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You will receive a visit from our care manager to discuss your homecare needs.

Bespoke care

A personalised care plan is created for you to provide peace of mind.

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Our homecare team puts care expertise into action to make life that bit easier.

Meet your care professional in Reading today

Discover peace of mind with our highly trained and compassionate live-in carers in Reading. Our care professionals are dedicated to providing exceptional care to vulnerable, elderly, disabled, and lonely individuals. At GoodOaks Homecare, we prioritise professionalism and quality, ensuring that all our carers are rigorously trained and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our team of live-in care professionals go beyond simply delivering care; they become trusted companions, offering unwavering support and companionship. They understand the unique needs and challenges faced by those they care for, and they are equipped with the skills and knowledge to provide specialised assistance tailored to each individual’s requirements.

Contact our Reading live-in care team today and we will start with an initial assessment to ensure we find the right care professionals for you. You’ll then be introduced to your care professional to ensure you are happy with them before they move into your home.

Joan’s case study

Live-in care

“If we had not had the care provided by GoodOaks, my mother would not be able to continue living independently at home.”

“We are now 4 months into Amy being at home with Mum and it’s honestly been such a life changing experience. Not only for mum, but for the whole family. We now sleep at night with peace of mind knowing that mum is well cared for by someone who knows her and is supporting her living at home, just where she wants to be. We can now enjoy the time we get with mum and spend quality time with her when we visit, rather than combining company and trying to do the laundry or cleaning – This is all now taken care of and we couldn’t be happier”.

Joan had been admitted to St George’s Hospital after her family had raised concerns about her health. Whilst they had been doing their best to visit her at home to help with the day-to-day tasks such as washing up and laundry, they had missed some signs of malnourishment which led to her being admitted to hospital for treatment.

Joan had been living with dementia for the past couple of years and had recently been forgetting to eat and drink which had gone unnoticed and had subsequently made her quite unwell. Her family had previously looked at local care homes as an option for Joan but between them, they all felt uneasy about moving her away from the familiar surroundings of her home, her memories, or having to overturn her daily routine. They felt lost about what to do next and how to get the appropriate help in place for her until they stumbled across an article in the local magazine for live-in care. They hadn’t realised live-in care was an option and almost immediately knew this could potentially be the best possible route for her care at home.

Sophie, the Registered Manager, arranged a visit at the hospital with Joan and her family in person. She found out a little background about her and her life, her routine and how she had been since her diagnosis. Sophie also gathered information on her current health and detailed the care that could be put in place for her when she got home.

When Joan returned home, a second visit was carried out, this time it included additional risk assessments to ensure her safety and wellbeing, before a full care plan was written. All of this was agreed step by step with Joan and her family, so that everyone was clear and involved in the process. 

After speaking with Joan and finding out more about the qualities she would like in her care professional, the live-in care coordinator, knew exactly who would be a match. She sent over a profile for Amy, who not only had experience in dementia care, but also loved jigsaws – One of Joan’s favourite things to do!

Live-in care Reading FAQs

At GoodOaks Homecare, we are able to provide live-in care services throughout the whole of Reading and West Berkshire, including Coley, Emmer Green, East Reading and the surrounding areas.

The average cost of live-in care services for one person is £1,250.00 per week. This means having the same carer look after you 24/7 in your own home.

Live-in care is ideal for people aged over 18 who need round the clock care but don’t want to move into a residential care home. There are also other options, such as visiting home care in Reading, if you don’t need 24/7 care.

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We’re dedicated to making people’s lives more enjoyable and comfortable at home. Get in touch with our knowledgeable and friendly team to discuss your care needs today.


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