How To Use The Curam Platform
28 April 2020
Welcome to Curam – you are on your way to becoming part of our fairer care community.
Soon, you will join the many carers all across the UK who value the freedom and flexibility of working as a self-employed carer through Curam. With Curam, you’ll be able to set your own fees, working with clients you have chosen. You’ll also benefit from paying the lowest commission in the sector (only 12.5%) so you will take home 87.5% of what the client pays versus on average 50% when you work with traditional agencies.
As one of our newly signed carers said “at last a company working for carers”.
This carer guide will tell you how to use Curam to access hundreds of care placements all across the UK. Discover how simple it is to join – just 20 minutes and you’re done.
If you prefer, we’ve even made a How to Sign Up video to explain.
STEP 1 – Sign Up
If you haven’t already, this is how to sign up - create a Curam account with your contact details.
STEP 2 – Complete Profile
- Create an online profile. This is like an online CV - a way for clients to see what a great carer you are. Here, you’ll write a short profile statement called a ‘Bio’. Don’t worry, we can help you write a Curam Carer profile so you’ll know how to showcase your skills and abilities.
- Attach a good photo. It’s a great way to make a positive first impression on clients.
- Next, highlight your care condition expertise, hobbies, languages and qualifications.
- Finally, tell people what you charge. This can be an hourly day/night rate, a 24 hour rate or weekly live-in rate. Just don’t forget the rate you advertise will include our 12.5% commission (the lowest in the sector). For example, if you advertise at £15, you will receive £13.13 an hour.
STEP 3 – Essential Admin
Upload your documents: National Insurance Number, DBS, PVG or NI Access number and references.
STEP 4 – Book An Interview
You’re almost there. We need to have an informal chat before we can approve your application. This will take about 15 minutes. Simply book a telephone interview with one of our friendly Curam team at a time which suits you.
Welcome to Curam!
Now your profile can go live. You will have access to hundreds of advertised care placements on our jobs board and you can apply for any which suit you.
On the Curam platform we will advertise your profile for free to all the Curam clients looking for a carer throughout the UK. We will also pay for your carer insurance and automatically update you about new jobs in your area.
So, now you know how to sign up, take 20 minutes to join the Curam fairer care community today.