Start your Shared Lives journey today, and enjoy a new way of living and working, supporting adults in your home either long or short-term and changing people’s lives.
As a carer you will:
Work from home, supporting people over the age of 16
Help the people you support to live a fulfilling life
Work flexible hours to suit your lifestyle
Support people to enjoy your local community and live an active happy life
Get the greatest possible job satisfaction as you see the difference you make every day
Shared Lives carers come from all walks of life, meaning that although previous experience in care poses a benefit, it is by no means essential. Enthusiasm, motivation and a caring nature are the three true requirements of becoming a carer. And given that Avalon provide full training at no cost to you, you can rest assured that you will have all the necessary tools to provide a safe, quality environment.
Our carers are carefully matched to the people they support. This means you will provide support to people who share your interests, passions, lifestyle, and/or spiritual beliefs; we know that mutually beneficial matches lead to the very best outcomes for our carers and customers.
Watch our short video featuring Sarah, one of our carers from York, talking about what’s involved in becoming a carer, then scroll down for your next steps.
Ready to join Shared Lives
We are looking for long and short-term Shared Lives carers across Yorkshire and the North East, and have local teams based across the regions who will support you and your application.
Long-term carers provide a permanent living arrangement for the people they support. Short term carers offer holiday placements (typically 1-2 weeks at a time), regular respite care, or even just daytime support, which we call Daybreak.
As a carer, you will be self-employed, enjoying a weekly income typically between £250 and £600 per person you support (income is dependent on the needs of the person being supported) with generous tax incentives and ongoing support from our team of specialist Shared Lives managers, so that you can be confident every step of the way.
If you consider yourself to be a caring and reliable person, have room to spare at home, and want to help adults to live fulfilling lives, we want to hear from you.
First of all we need to hear from you. To do this, you can either complete a few details on the below form to request a call back from one of our Shared Lives team members, or you can scroll down to find your nearest Avalon office, and get in touch directly. Simply tell us who you are and that you are hoping to become a Shared Lives carer, and we'll do the rest.
Contact us directly
call: 01423 530053
Local Shared Lives teams:
call: 01302 739178
call: 01423 530053
call: 01609 783883
call: 01723 356540
call: 01642 633556
call: 01904 693104