Do you live in Wiltshire? Do you have a spare room?

If you could support and care for an adult within your own home (rented or mortgaged), on a short-term or long-term basis, then we would like to hear from you!

As a Shared Lives carer, you could make a real difference to the people you support. Following an approval process, you will receive a weekly fee ranging from £371 to £571 per week, and work as a self-employed professional.

The Shared Lives Wiltshire Service helps people with care or support needs, to live as part of a family home. As a Shared Lives carer, you would welcome an adult with care or support needs into your home on a short term or long-term basis. You would support them to develop their skills, independence, and social inclusion.

Carers can be families, couples or individuals, and they recruit people with a wide range of skill sets and life experiences.

No qualifications are needed, and carers could combine this role with other work commitments. However, a willingness to share your life with others, and provide care and support with enthusiasm, motivation and commitment is important.

You will receive guidance and support from the team when you are matched with someone who suits your circumstances and lifestyle. This is to ensure that Shared Lives is an enjoyable, fulfilling and valuable experience for all.

* Wiltshire Council’s Shared Lives Scheme is registered with the Care Quality Commissions *

Interested? Please contact the Shared Lives Team to find out more or apply.

Call: 01380 826 451

Email: sharedlives@wiltshire.gov.uk

Facebook: @SharedLivesWilts

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