Shared Lives Service

Shared Lives is where a person with a spare room, is paid to support a vulnerable adult in their own home, so that they become just like a family member. It’s a bit like fostering – but for grown ups.

People who provide placements and support under Shared Lives are referred 
to as Shared Live Carers. This service offers both long term and short term placements. It can be used as day support, as home from hospital care and as a stepping stone for someone to get their own tenancy. Individuals supported in Shared Lives arrangements may have learning or physical disabilities, they may be older people who are frail or living with dementia or mental health problems. For more information click here.

Could you help?

We need Shared Live Carers of all ages and genders and ethnicities to make a positive difference to someone’s life. As a Shared Live Carer your role would be to assist someone to live as independently as possible, to improve their self-esteem and confidence and to develop their life skills such as looking after themselves, domestic skills, preparing meals, budgeting and making friends. You could help if:

  • You have a spare room
  • Able to share your home with an adult
or young person
  • Have the time to support an individual to live independently and be part of their local community

Types of Placements

We need people that can offer short terms placements, from one night to several weeks, as well as people who can provide long term support which can be for a year and longer. We also require people who can provide day care support within their home or the community which may range from a few hours each week to longer periods as required. The different groups of people who need placements include:

  • Adults with disabilities
  • Adults with mental health needs
  • Older people
  • Vulnerable young adults

Benefits and Support for You

Sharing your home and supporting someone to live independently can be challenging. However, there are many rewards and benefits including:

  • Job satisfaction
  • Making a positive difference to someone’s life
  • Excellent training and ongoing support with regular
support visits from a team member
  • Weekly fee for the support you provide
  • Developing your skills and knowledge

Want to know more?

If you feel you could support and assist someone and make a positive difference to their lives, please contact us and we can answer any questions you may have.

Tel: 01706 692181