Carer jobs available now with  Shared Lives South West

Share your home, Share your life

Being a Shared Lives carer is more than simply a care job. It’s a rewarding career, where you can help a person with support needs to thrive. Our carers need caring experience, a spare room and a big heart!

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Being a Shared Lives carer is more than simply a care job

Open your home and your heart!

Find out how easy it is to become a Shared Lives South West carer in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset, you will be supported throughout the process and in your role. Just follow our 7 step guide…

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Help someone flourish and live their life to the full

Give people the care they deserve

Enjoy a rewarding care job and enable the person you support to reach their full potential. Help them maintain or learn new skills, be part of your family and the local community.

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Become a Carer

Being a Shared Lives South West carer is more than a job. It’s a rewarding and flexible career, where you can help an individual with support needs to live a fulfilled life.

Sharing your life

Shared Lives is all about one household sharing their lives, families, home, interests, experience and skills with other people who need some help and support.

What is Shared Lives South West?

Award-winning charity Shared Lives South West supports adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health issues and dementia by matching them with a carer.  Our assessed and trained carers then open their own family home to the person needing support.

The aim is for the person being supported to live the fullest life they can, be part of the community and maintain and promote new skills and independence.

It’s like adult fostering and an alternative to supported living and residential care. The established organisation, now in its 15th year, is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

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We provide support and accommodation for more than 500 people across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset
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We have more than 300 approved and trained carers working with us across the South West

Our Vision

To be recognised as the leading provider of shared lives services in the country.

Our Purpose

We support people to live meaningful lives, enabling independence through personalised, affordable care, by sharing a home and family life and by supporting involvement in the local community.