Who can become a Shared Lives Carer?



Anyone over the age of 18 can become a Shared Lives carer. They come from a variety of backgrounds. They can be with or without children at home, single people, single parents, grandparents, people who are working or unemployed and from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Everyone applying to the scheme will be carefully assessed. This will include a full DBS (police) and health checks. Training will be provided and ongoing support is available from the Shared Lives Team.