Thinking about Shared Lives?


A Shared Lives carer is a person who offers accommodation and support and/or personal care in their own home under the supervision and support of a Shared Lives scheme. The carer must be willing to include the people who live or stay with them in their family and home life alongside other family members.

Shared Lives carers come from all walks of life, may have had some caring experience, either as a professional care worker or as a family carer.

To become a Shared Lives carer, we will support you through an assessment and approval process. You will be offered appropriate training and support in relation to the needs of the person you will support. The process can take up to 2-3 months.

Shared Lives carers receive a weekly fee to cover the rent, household costs and care and support that they offer to the person placed.

  • There are tax benefits for Shared Lives Carers.

  • Shared Lives offers individual personalised care, to people with assessed care needs.

  • Shared lives is regulated by the Care Quality Commission.