Careline the Agency for Care Staff: the UK's professional care agency and childcare agency

Careline is a care agency providing experienced personnel to all types of care services. For over twenty years Careline has worked closely with Care Providers throughout the Central South of England to develop a staffing service which fully meets the needs of a busy care environment. By listening carefully to both staff and employer we ensure that our workers are placed in assignments to which they are ideally suited. This allows Careline staff to enjoy their work, while our clients benefit from care agency personnel with the skills and aptitudes needed for the particular circumstances of care. Through this attention to detail, Careline has become one of the UK's most respected care staff agencies.

Information for experienced care staff or nursery staff seeking agency work or permanent jobs

What does Careline offer for Experienced Carers?

As one of the UK’s premier care recruiters we provide our staff members with a huge choice of interesting, varied and flexible work at high quality care establishments and within numerous homecare packages. Because we supply personnel to a large number of clients, we can offer shifts at various times, and you need only accept those which fit in with your lifestyle. We take great care to select assignments that match your skills and experience, to ensure that working with Careline is an enjoyable and confidence building experience. We recognise that your success is the key to our success! The advantages of a care agency job with Careline include:

  • Competitive rates of pay, and your wages arriving reliably in your account each month
  • Early, Late and Night shifts available
  • Full or part time hours
  • Work which is flexible and local
  • Ongoing training
  • Holiday pay
  • The ideal opportunity to broaden your experience
  • Clients include charities, private organisations and most local authorities in the central south of England
  • Permanent care jobs available
  • Careline is fully compliant with all regulations and guidelines for your safety
  • Careline processes your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Over the last two decades thousands of professional caregivers have taken advantage of the flexibility of working for Careline and come to enjoy our friendly individual approach. Many develop a longstanding relationship, others return at various times during their careers.
For those seeking a permanent care job we will use our large network of client contacts, our leading industry profile and our ongoing marketing program to search for and find your ideal position.
Those seeking a care agency job (ie “temp” work) can look forward to interesting and rewarding work at some of the UK’s leading care providers.

We work in all fields of care including:

What is expected of Careline care workers?

Careline staff have a reputation for the highest standards of care and reliability.

When working for Careline, you need only accept those shifts you really want, but you must then be punctual, conscientious and completely dependable.

Similarly, our clients expect and recieve the highest standards from candidates put forward by Careline for permanent care jobs.

I am seeking care work – what should I do next?

If you have experience in care work, fill out and submit the online applicaton form (note that it has a facility to attach your CV if you have one ready, to save you time). Alternatively, call us right now on your local Careline number, shown below.

You can look forward to interesting, rewarding work at good rates of pay!

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Information for care service managers and social workers:

Careline has developed and refined a care agency service, and built teams of care personnel to cover all fields of personal and social care including Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Physical Disabilities, Elderly Services, Homecare, Palliative care, Complex care, Children, Nurseries, and Day Services of all kinds. We also supply bespoke care packages to local authority community care teams. We acknowledge and understand that:

  • A busy care unit is demanding environment and there are many different reasons why you may have staffing needs at any given time
  • You may have very specific requirements about the care agency worker you wish to come to your unit
  • You need to be kept informed of what progress the care agency is making in covering any work you have requested
  • Your clients and your staff will benefit from continuity in your agency cover
  • You need the assurance that the care agency complies with all regulations and supplies you with only fully vetted and cleared personnel
  • You require best value care agency rates

We provide you with a friendly and efficient service which satisfies all these requirements while placing the least demand on the time of busy care managers. Attention to detail and a vast experience of care staff recruitment allows us to select and provide the temporary or permanent care workers with the skills, experience and aptitude to fit in with your service.


Careline is fully compliant with The Health and Social Care Act 2008, and is registered with the Care Quality Commission. To see our most recent report, please visit Careline is also a registered body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We remain fully compliant with all relevant regulations and guidelines. All staff we supply have an enhanced DBS clearance, and written staff profiles are available in advance for all our personnel by email or fax.

About our care personnel

We supply only fully experienced workers. We maintain a friendly and supportive relationship with our staff, and most importantly, we help our staff to give their best by taking care to place them in situations they are most suited to. Once our staff have been to your unit, we send you quality assurance forms, so that you have the opportunity to give us your views on each agency worker sent. These views are then fully taken into account when selecting workers to send to you.
When you are happy with a number of agency staff we have sent to you, we will enhance continuity by selecting people from this group for your future cover. We can also often supply care staff with additional skills such as horse riding ability or an unusual language.
All Careline care workers have passed through selection procedures covering aptitude, experience and reliability. As a group they have earned the highest reputation in the industry.

What do care providers think of Careline agency staff?

To see what clients say about Careline care staff click here: care client testimonials.

Geographical coverage

Careline is a major care recruiter and provides care agency or permanent staff throughout the central south of England, including Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Wiltshire. Major towns and cities covered include Abingdon, Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Ascot, Aylesbury, Basingstoke, Beaconsfield, Bicester, Bracknell, Camberley, Crowthorne, Didcot, Fareham, Farnborough, Farnham, Guildford, Henley on Thames, High Wycombe, Hungerford, Maidenhead, Marlborough, Newbury, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Swindon, Thame, Thatcham, Wallingford, Winchester, Windsor, Woking, Wokingham.

Call us for all your care staffing needs

Although having more notice always helps us, remember that we will always do our very best to provide care agency personnel for the shifts you need, even at very short notice. So please feel free to call on your local Careline number below, even if the shift has already started!

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