We urgently need more Shared Lives carers from Southampton.
Please find out more about becoming a Shared Lives carer today:
023 8091 7617
Shared Lives carers provide care in their home for up to three people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, physical disabilities or age-related conditions. This gives people needing care the opportunity to benefit from living in a domestic setting and be more independent while giving their carers the chance to fulfil a hugely rewarding care role in their own home.
We match our Shared Lives carers and clients carefully to ensure that both sides are completely happy with the care placement which could be on a long, short or respite term basis depending on the carers' and clients' needs. Neither the carers or clients are put under any pressure to accept a placement.
Shared Lives carers come from different backgrounds and can be single, married, in a relationship, or have children. They must be over 21 and have the time and space to support vulnerable people to transform their lives for the better. A separate, suitably sized bedroom is required for each client being cared for. Being a Shared Lives carer is often a suitable option for individuals who have previous experience of caring for somebody although this experience is not essential.
Shared Lives carers are given ongoing training, funding and support and can earn up to £18,000 per year (with tax relief) for each client they care for. They also receive 21 days of paid holiday each year while the client(s) receives respite care. We can complete the assessment, selection and approval process for becoming a Shared Lives carer within four months.