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Working As A Self Employed Carer

20 April 2020

At Curam we are passionate about building a care community which is fair for all. One that respects the value of care.

Ever thought who is Curam? What working as a self-employed carer is really like? Then read on. There‚Äôs a reason so many carers have signed up in the past twelve months ‚Äď we do things differently.

Discover who Curam is, how we can help you sign up, earn more and find work as a self-employed carer.

Self-employed carer

Set your rates, choose your clients and work the hours which suit your lifestyle. 

Curam is a platform for carers to find work, we are not an employer. You must be self-employed or work through a limited company or LLP. This might sound daunting, but working as a self-employed carer through the Curam platform is simple and has many benefits. 

The main benefit of being self-employed is flexibility. Through Curam you might find several clients to work for on a regular basis or live-in full time with just one. You can work the hours which suit your lifestyle. You are free to work part-time or combine caring with another role. 

Curam’s role is to help you find clients. We have thousands registered, all across the UK. Our free carer insurance and secure payments make self-employment simple. There’s no joining fee and it’s free to sign up. 

Earn What You Like 

Our sector-leading fees are the lowest, enabling you to earn more and clients to pay less.

Curam was launched in 2018 with a mission to create a platform where motivated, quality carers receive a decent income. That‚Äôs the reason carers tell us they‚Äôve signed up with Curam ‚Äď because they earn more.¬†

Working as a self-employed carer through Curam means you can set the hourly, day or overnight rate you think reflects your skills and experience.  On average our carers earn £15 an hour. 

Low fees

We are proud that our fee of 12.5% is the lowest in the sector. That means if you set a rate of £15 an hour, you will take home £13.12 an hour.

Why do we need to charge a fee? It primarily pays for advertising your profile, providing service agreements, a secure payment system and free carer insurance. 

Joining Curam

Curam is open to anyone who wants to work as a self-employed carer.

The Curam ethos is to create a fairer care community. That means we welcome carers who are new to the sector and those who have years of experience. Experience does pay, and you are able to charge clients a rate which reflects your expertise and skill. 

It’s simple to sign up with your contact details and the application process takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Types of work

As a self-employed carer you can work locally and are free to combine your work with another role.

We have clients looking for carer all across the UK. No matter where you live, we will help you find work local to you. Many of Curam’s clients are looking for:

¬†¬† ¬†‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Hourly, daily, over-night carers

¬†¬† ¬†‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Dementia carers

¬†¬† ¬†‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Palliative carers

¬†¬† ¬†‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Carers with experience of helping adults and young people with learning difficulties

¬†¬† ¬†‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Domestic carers to help around the home

¬†¬† ¬†‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Carers for companionship ¬†¬† ¬†

Finding work

We advertise your profile for free and email you when new jobs become available.

There are two ways Curam can help you find work.

¬†¬† ¬†‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Through your online profile on the Curam platform. This is like an online CV, where you outline your skills and experience, attach a great photo and tell clients a little bit about yourself. It doesn‚Äôt need to be long, just a snapshot of your carer experience and how much you‚Äôd like to charge.

¬†¬† ¬†‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Through the Curam jobs board. Clients can post adverts for carers which you are free to respond to. We will also email you if new posts appear in your area.¬†

We will also advertise your profile to our clients. That way, they can contact you directly, giving you the opportunity to discuss the hours and rates you’re both happy with.

Any Questions? 

So, now you know what working as a self-employed carer through Curam is like. If you’ve got more questions, then please contact us, we’re always happy to help. 


Author Jody