UK.Care.com provides an online forum for UK families and carers to connect with each other, arrange care, and share advice. Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service of its kind in the United States and has been used by hundreds of thousands of American families to find and connect with carers. In 2012, Care.com expanded its service to the UK. The company helps families address their unique lifecycle of care needs: childcare, special needs care, care for older people, pet care, and housekeeping. UK.Care.com provides pre-screened carer profiles, job listings, secure messaging, reference checking services, and a growing collection of articles and resources on the interviewing and hiring process. It’s free for carers to join UK.Care.com and create a profile, and it’s free for families to become basic members and post a job listing. Families who wish to reply to job applicants or contact carers directly must sign up for a paid premium membership in order to do so.