Come along and learn more about becoming a Shared Lives carer!
Come to our latest drop in session on Monday 23 April to learn more about becoming a Shared Lives carer. We will be in Carnegie Library on Fratton Road from 11am-2pm.
Shared Lives is a unique service managed by Portsmouth City Council for adults who may need a bit of extra help because of a physical or learning disability or a mental health issue. Shared Lives is also extending to include people with more health needs
These adults stay in the homes of their Shared Lives carers for long stays, short stays or day support, and they share their hosts’ family and community life.
Carers help to support Shared Lives users with a range of activities such as cooking, budgeting and laundry. They may also help them get involved in the local community – whether that’s shopping, swimming, bowling or going to the theatre.
Could you be a shared lives Carer
- Are you looking for a unique and rewarding role?
- Do you have a spare room and some spare time?
- If so, you could become a Shared Lives carer.
- It doesn’t matter whether you’re single, an older couple or have children – Shared Lives households come in all shapes and sizes. Some Shared Lives carers continue to work and some make Shared Lives their full time jobs.
- Do you have experience working in a health setting? This is not necessary, but we are interested in recruiting carers who have some experience in health care.
- A carer’s availability influences who is matched with them and we will also take into account any children living at home.
- You don’t have to be a homeowner either, although tenants should ask their landlord’s permission. You can receive between £290 and £400 a week for being a Shared Lives carer.