HomeTouch goes nationwide

Mar 06, 2017

HomeTouch service nationwide
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HomeTouch is now the largest online marketplace for live-in care

HomeTouch’s national launch sees it add 25,000 live-in care professionals to its technology-enabled service that provides easy-to-use search using brand new carer matchmaking functionality.

Now, families nationwide can select carers with specialised skills and personality traits who are also pre-vetted for compassion, reliability and initiative. Only five percent of carer applicants are accepted, testament to the rigourous selection procedure.

Nationwide rollout coincides with platform update

The extension of the HomeTouch service across the UK coincides with the update of their platform, enabling families to rapidly identify desirable attributes for their loved ones by screening for multiple criteria simultaneously.

Beyond the minimum quality standards such as care qualifications and criminal background check, users can now search for criteria as detailed as dementia expertise, interest in gardening, speaking French and driving a car, for example.

The upfront assessment of pre-vetted carers who meet specific requirements solves the stressful problem faced by the so-called “sandwich generation”, finding appropriate care for elderly parents, while also having children of their own to look after.

Browse a library of detailed profiles of potential live-in carers

For the first time, customers across the UK searching for live-in carers can browse a comprehensive library of detailed profiles, watch videos, read client reviews, select for specific interests and skills, and interview HomeTouch carers before making an informed decision about live in home help for elderly or disabled relatives and friends.

Home carers on the platform enjoy the benefits of creating detailed profiles featuring their specialty skills, reviews from past employers, and up to 75% above industry average pay.

This is what Dr Jamie Wilson, founder and CEO, has to say:

“The ageing population is increasingly keen to stay in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, rather than go into residential care. The traditional agency model for in-home care is outdated; consumers are embracing the ease and efficiency of online tools that they use in other areas of life to make informed decisions about the person who cares for their loved ones at home.”

William Laing, founder and director at Laing Buisson comments:

“With the social care system under tremendous strain from the ageing population, and funding around residential care approaching breaking point, being supported in one’s own home is a viable option for a large number of service users. It also feeds into the government’s on-going policy of promoting independence and choice as well as providing ways in which the cost levels in social care can be better managed.”

Read more about the HomeTouch service on their showcase page

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