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Shared Lives

Shared Lives is a service that matches adults with additional needs with an approved Shared Lives Carer, who shares their home and community life, to support the vulnerable adult to live their very highest quality of life. It gives them the opportunity to live in a family environment instead of staying in a residential facility or being looked after by support workers.

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About Shared Lives

Shared Lives is a service that matches adults that need support with carers and their families, to live in their home. Support needs include learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people or people with mental health needs. The service user can be supported for a few hours, a few days or live on a long-term basis with a Shared Lives Carer in their home as part of the family.

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Shared Lives arrangements

There are different types of arrangements and opportunities for Shared Lives Carers. You may not always be required Monday to Friday during the day, it depends on the person you are caring for.

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Could you become a Shared Lives Carer?

Being a Shared Lives Carer is very rewarding, undoubtedly, you will make a positive difference in someone's life. Our service is growing so we are seeking new carers who are able to support individuals on a short or long term basis.

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Our stories

Our Shared Lives Carers come from all walks of life and care for people on a short and long term basis. You might not have heard much about Shared Lives so read our carers stories to help you see what's involved and see if Shared Lives could be for you.

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Virtual Shared Lives information events

Join us to find out more about what Shared Lives is and how you could get involved. Hear from our current carers and those who are involved in the service.

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Allowances for carers

You will receive a generous allowance on a monthly basis for caring for the people you support. The amount is agreed beforehand, according to how much care is required and the person's level of need.

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Application and approval process

All our carers go through a thorough application and assessment process. We need to know more about you to make sure you have the right qualities and home environment to become a Shared Lives Carer. The assessment process also helps us to match you up with the right person.

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Support for Shared Lives Carers

Our Shared Lives Carers are at the heart of our service, without them we wouldn't be able to offer the service. We will provide as much support as you need from the point you decide to become a carer all the way through the assessment process to the care you provide in your own home.

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Register your interest

Get in touch and register your interest in becoming a Shared Lives Carer.

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