The PocketCarer Community

Working as a self-employed carer can be challenging. By joining the PocketCarer community you can tap into the wealth of resources, advice and training we offer our subscribers. Stay up to date with current practice, chat with other carers in our supportive Facebook group: Self Employed Carers | Facebook, and enhance the service you provide your clients.

Support & Guidance

By signing up for our training and support program, you’ll gain access to valuable resources and tools that will help you grow your business and succeed as a self-employed carer. Learn how to manage your business income, market yourself, and navigate the world of self-employment with professional advice and guidance from industry experts. PocketCarer offers you everything you need to successfully build your carer business and streamline your work-life.

Self-Employed Carer Guide

PocketCarer has created a comprehensive guide detailing everything you need to know to become a self-employed carer. If you are starting out as a self-employed carer and want to find out exactly what you need to do to kick-off your business, download The PocketCarer Self-Employed Carer’s Guide now.

The Family Guide

PocketCarer has produced a concise and user-friendly guide for families looking to employ a self-employed carer. Areas covered in the PocketCarer Family Guide include:

  • Understanding the role of self-employed carers
  • Where to find self-employed carers
  • Legal requirements for working with self-employed carers
  • Handling disputes with self-employed carers
  • Creating long term relationships with self-employed carers

Micro Teams

Micro teams are close-knit groups of self-employed carers based in the same area. They usually have their own clients but come together to create a strong support network and provide cover for each other when needed. Whether you’re looking to join an existing team, set up a new one, or find fantastic new members for your team, this is the place to be! Share your needs and connect with like-minded carers in our vibrant community. Let’s build a thriving local support system together.

Our Partners

Industry leaders who share our vision.

NACAS – National Association of Care and Support Workers

NACAS supports self-employed care workers with resources, information, and advocacy to navigate the challenges of the care industry. They provide access to vital topics like taxes, business management, marketing, and legal issues, empowering self-employed care workers to make informed decisions.

Additionally, NACAS offers professional development options, including training courses, workshops, and webinars, to enhance skills and knowledge. Their aim is to empower care workers, ultimately improving the quality of care they provide to clients.

To find out how NACAS can support you on your self-employed carer journey and claim your Pocket Carer discount code, Click here: Self Employed | Putting Care Workers First | NACAS | UK

Mark Bates Insurance

As a self-employed carer, you can protect yourself and your clients with a specialised and tailored insurance policy. Benefit from comprehensive coverage, including protection against accidents, personal injuries, property loss, and legal expenses.

But that’s not all – we understand the importance of support during challenging times. You’ll have access to a 24/7 helpline, providing you with continuous support and guidance. Expert advice will be at your fingertips, helping you navigate any difficult situations with confidence and ease.

Ensure you have the protection and support you need to thrive in your role as a self-employed carer and get peace of mind with Mark Bates Ltd. 

As a Pocket Carer member, you can enjoy an exclusive discount on your insurance policy click here to find out more.

Pocket Carer users can now enjoy stress-free taxes with TaxScouts!

TaxScouts offers a simple, easy-to-use solution for Self Assessment that saves users from any pain and hassle. Their online service is quick and efficient, allowing users to leave the paperwork worries behind.

The best part is that Pocket Carer users receive an exclusive 10% discount, paying only £134 instead of £149 for their all-inclusive tax assistance. With accredited accountants handling everything, users can rest assured that their taxes are in good hands.

Click here to Visit TaxScouts and simplify your taxes and experience a hassle-free tax filing process today!


Professional Carers Network: Empowering Carers Across the UK

The Professional Carers Network empower paid carers throughout the UK, transforming them from feeling overworked and undervalued to taking control of their careers as self-employed carers. Their mission is to enhance care for both recipients and providers by offering comprehensive support, training, insurance, business assistance, and a supportive community of like-minded carers.

Championing Your Journey. They champion self-employed carers at every stage of their journey, ensuring they feel empowered, valued, and well-rewarded. Join us to thrive in your career as a self-employed carer, making a positive impact on the lives of those you care for. Together, we’ll elevate the standard of care in the industry.

Join Us Today. Click here to visit the Professional Carers Network website and take control of your career as a self-employed carer. Let’s improve care together!


As a self-employed carer, having a separate business bank account can be incredibly helpful for managing your finances effectively. While it’s not a legal requirement, it’s highly recommended to keep your personal and business transactions separate.

With a dedicated business account, you can easily track your income and expenses, making it simpler to prepare accurate tax returns. By identifying your business expenses, you can offset them against your income, ensuring you pay the right amount of tax.

Moreover, having a separate account allows you to set aside a portion of your earnings each month for taxes and National Insurance contributions. This proactive approach helps you avoid surprises when tax deadlines approach, providing peace of mind and making it easier to manage your finances.

Pocket Carer has partnered with Revolut, offering sole trader business bank accounts tailored to your needs. Click here to find out more.

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