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Become a Shared Lives carer

Answers to your questions

What is Shared Lives?

Shared Lives carers open their homes to provide either a short or long term living arrangement to people with a care or support need. It's similar to fostering, but for adults rather than children. Most importantly, Shared Lives offers personalised support in a safe, family environment, helping people to grow and thrive.

As a carer, you will provide opportunities for people to live fulfilling lives, supporting the development of skills and promoting good mental health so that the people you care for become active, valued members in your local community, and within your family unit.

You will be self-employed, but supported by The Avalon Group with things like training, record keeping and support planning so that you can deliver your role with confidence. Avalon also matches you with the people you will be supporting.

Types of Shared Lives support

Long term care

Holidays & short breaks

Daybreak

You get to see the people you support grow in front of your eyes, it's such a fulfilling thing to do

Brenda, Shared Lives carer, Teesside

How we support you

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You can expect to earn between £250 and £600 per week, per person you support. Shared Lives carers can support up to 3 customers at any one time.

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You will have access to dedicated, specialist Shared Lives support and training at all times, so that you can deliver your role with confidence

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The people you support are carefully matched to you on things like shared hobbies and interests, as well as lifestyle and spiritual needs.