Shared Lives Carers wanted

Would you like to share your life?  Have you ever thought about supporting someone in your own home?

Lester enjoys helping out in his local community
Lester enjoys helping out in his local community

Shared Lives gives people with learning disabilities the opportunity of living with a Shared Lives Carer in their home, either in a long-term arrangement or on a respite basis, which may be a day, weekend or a few weeks at a time.

We are looking for people who currently live in Wandsworth, have a spare bedroom and would be interested in sharing their home and life with someone who needs support.

Experience within the care sector is desirable, but not essential; what is important is that you have dedication and a desire to make a difference.

We believe in providing just the right level of support so people can flourish, contribute and lead a healthy life in just the way they want to. As a Shared Lives Carer you would have an important part to play to support people to have real choice and control over how they plan and organise their support.

We aim to match people by finding out their interests, skills and what makes them tick. This enables Carers to build positive and mutually beneficial relationships with the people we support.

Find out more what this sort of support means to someone like Lester, who lives with a Shared Lives family

Shared Lives Carers receive on-going support and a range of training opportunities from Wandsworth’s Shared Lives scheme. Shared Lives Carers receive a fee for the support they provide.

For further details and to contact Shared Lives please visit our contact us  page, where you can email or telephone us.