Try something new and take on the unique role of becoming a Shared Lives carer. You can find out more at our drop in sessions - pop in for a cuppa and a chat.

We will be at the following locations:

  • Drayton Community Centre on Monday 29 January from 1-3pm.
  • MAKE in Fratton on Tuesday 30 January from 9.30-11.30am.
  • Southsea Library on Thursday 1 February from 4-6pm.


Shared Lives carers welcome adults from the community into their own homes. You will need a spare room and some time to help people who need a bit of extra help to live their lives. You can receive between £290 and £400 a week for being a Shared Lives carer.

Shared Lives users will share your home life and you will help to support them with a range of activities such as cooking, budgeting and laundry. You may also help them get involved in the local community - whether that's shopping, swimming, bowling or going to the theatre.

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. 

If you think this is something you would be interested in then pop down and visit us. Let us know you'll be visiting on Facebook or contact the Shared Lives team for more information at shared.lives@portsmouthcc.gov.uk