The Shared Lives Service
Shared Lives is a special kind of social care based around sharing home and everyday life.
It’s for people who want to live independently in their community and who have chosen to be supported by a Shared Lives carer to enable them to achieve their goals.
The needs of people in the service can differ and may include:
- Mental health difficulties
- Learning disability
- Physical and sensory disability
Shared Lives can offer day opportunities, long term and short term placements. It can be a bespoke alternative to day services, supported living or residential care.
It’s all based on shared interests, lifestyles and sense of humour. It feels like an ordinary life – not a service – for someone who needs support and doesn’t feel like a ‘job’ for the Shared Lives carer.
Moray needs more Shared Lives carers to support people to live life to the full.
Skills and values that can help make a good Shared Lives Carer are:
- Being caring, nurturing and understanding
- Patience and honesty
- Energy and enthusiasm
- The ability to get on and work on your own or with different people
But every Shared Lives carer is different and we will always consider your experience, knowledge and skills to determine if you are a good fit for the service.
Our Shared Lives Team are here to help you with more information, to answer your questions or to get you started on your journey.
For more general information prior to applying, please contact the Shared Lives Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01343 563450.
General Shared Lives information can also be found at Start your shared life - Shared Lives Plus.
To apply please go to the Shared Lives Plus recruitment portal via Create an Account – Shared Lives Plus
Shared Lives Team