What it takes to be a Shared Lives carer
Shared Lives carers are united by their compassionate natures and a strong desire to make life better for someone in their local community.
Carers often have an interest in, or have worked in, the care sector, particularly with those affected by disabilities, but all training can be provided. There are no formal qualifications or training required to become a carer.
To be a Shared Lives carer you’ll need:
- A patient and understanding nature
- The ability to meet care needs
- A spare bedroom
You don’t need to own your own home or be able to drive.
There are opportunities for short term (respite) carers, as well as long-term placement opportunities with agreed respite breaks. Some of our existing Shared Lives carers hold down a part time job and fit this in around caring for someone at their home, so contact our team to discuss your own situation.