Are you looking for a unique and rewarding role? Do you have a spare room, some spare time and could welcome a vulnerable adult to live as part of your family? 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.
The council needs more Shared Lives carers and welcomes carers from differing cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with varied skills and experience. You get paid for being a Shared Lives carer – the amount varies depending on how much of your time is needed, but it can be between £250 and £400 a week.
Previous experience working in a health setting isn’t necessary, but we are interested in recruiting carers who have some experience in healthcare.
A carer’s availability influences who is matched with them. 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.
Application and training process
If you’re interested in making an application, or learning more, please visit the Shared Lives Plus recruitment portal and set up an account.
Once you’ve made your application with Shared Lives Plus, our team will be in touch.
A member of the team will visit you and your family at your home, and you’ll be provided training and support to complete the approval process. We’ll organise an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and ask you to provide references.
Once the training and approvals have been completed, we can start to plan a suitable match for you.
If you’d like to get in touch with the Shared Lives Portsmouth team, you can email or call us at the details below. We’d love to hear from you.
Phone: 07957 384 969