About shared lives
Shared Lives is for adults and young people that need support to live independently. People are matched with a paid carer who provides care and support in their own home.
Some people live with their shared lives carer. Others spend short periods of time with them, or combine daytime and overnight visits.
How to apply
You'll need to have an assessment, and if we can help you we’ll match you to a carer. You don’t have to commit to anything until you’ve had the chance to get to know each other.
To request an assessment, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01273 295 555. If you’ve had an assessment, speak to the worker helping to write your support plan.
How to become a Shared Lives carer
All kinds of people can be Shared Lives carers: couples or single people, with or without children, home owners or tenants.
Carers are paid, trained and supported by the Shared Lives providers.
To become a Shared Lives carer you will need to:
• take part in a selection process
• pass a Disclosure Barring Service check (formerly known as a CRB check)
• have reference checks
• receive training
• be willing to welcome someone with support needs into your own home
• have a spare room that meets required standards
If you want to be a Shared Lives carer, contact our service provider, Brighton & Hove Shared Lives. You can send an email to email@example.com or phone 01273 295 550.