Apply with Lynne Paxton

or give us a call on 01732 355 231

Lynne is one of our South African agents, covering Eastern Cape, The Free State, Gauteng (Johannesburg), Kwazulu-Natal (Durban), Limpopo, Mpumalanga, The Northern Cape, Noth West, and the Western Cape (Cape Town).

In 2013 Lynne decided to reasses her life and career. She had previosuly mentioned to her daughter about ‘caring’ for the elderly in the UK and thought it would be a brilliant idea to take a ‘gap year’- little did her daughter know that she would only return 7 ½ years later (May 2021) to reside permanently back in Port Elizabeth!

Lynne left South Africa on New Year’s Day 2014 with her ancestral visa in hand, not knowing whether she would enjoy being away from South Africa, leaving her daughter and family and if this was the right career move for her.

Thankfully for Lynne, the whole experience in the UK was fantastic, and she contributes a lot of its success due to Consultus Care & Nursing in Tonbridge.


Lynne Paxton

They could not do enough for me-they always went the extra mile and I in turn, reciprocated by working hard and taking my responsibilities very seriously [...] Live-in Caring for the elderly was an absolute honour. I met wonderful and interesting people in many parts of the UK, who loved to tell me their life stories. We laughed, we cried but in all, we had fun. There were times when it was hard going but, in the end, it made me a stronger person, for which I am profoundly grateful.

Lynne Paxton,
South African Recruitment Agent

Lynne now wishes to give others the opportunity to embark on this worthwhile career and has therefore become a recruitment agent for Consultus Care & Nursing who have been a family-run business operating since 1962.

Before you leave South Africa you will have the opportunity to meet other carers who are also taking the same journey as you. Before you leave South Africa you will have all the information you need and will be ready to start an incredibly rewarding career.

Should you have the correct visa to work in the UK, please do not hesitate to contact Lynne and she will assist you with a career that you’ll never regret.


  • Excellent rates of pay from, you can expect to earn £650-£1,064 per week
  • Meals and accommodation provided while on a booking
  • Contribution towards travelling costs
  • Reward scheme
  • Award-winning Training


Firstly make contact with your overseas agent who will be happy to brief you on the application process. We really want to hear about you and why you feel you have the skills and attitude to become a great live-in carer. We will work with you to fill in our online application form to make sure we have all the information that we need, including your last 10 years work history and details for us to apply for two written verbal references. You will also need to complete a DBS application, as part of the process.

When you arrive in the UK, you will undertake our five-day Induction training progamme which will give you the highest level of training so you will gain confidence in becoming a live-in care professional.

You will have the opportunity to stay at one of our  Carer Houses, where you will meet other carers and use this as your “home from home” during your training. The UK Recruitment and DBS team, will welcome you and are on hand to answer any questions you may have. You will meet with our experienced Care Consultants, who all understand the journey you have taken before your arrival to the UK. They will introduce you to our clients and update you on available bookings.

Unsure if you are eligible to work for us? Please note – only those with a British/EU Passport or a British Ancestry Visa may apply to become a carer. Consultus is unable to sponsor applicants or assist those needing to obtain a work visa.

If you are interested in becoming a live-in care professional with Consultus, contact Lynne who will be happy to help you get started on your caring journey and create the best work/life balance possible.

Contact Lynne via telephone on 0027 (0) 82 387 9192 or email her at

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