Application Process

We have more than 300 carers that have been through this process

Carer Application Process

7 steps to becoming a carer with us.

1. Contact us

by telephone or use our  ‘contact us’ form on our website and tell us you’d like to be  a carer. We will then send you an application form.


2. Complete the Application form

We’ll then contact you to discuss becoming a carer and arrange an initial visit from one of our Shared Lives Coordinators


3. Initial Visit

We want get to know you and for you to be able to ask us questions about the role.


4. The Assessment Process 

This is a combination of checks (including DBS), references and home visits. We’re looking to get a clear picture of who you are.

5. Training sessions
You will receive comprehensive mandatory training, this will give you an insight into the role ahead.


6. Approval Panel
The last part of the process is for your application to be assessed by our independent approval panel who make a final decision.


7. Matching
Once approved, the matching process starts. Our coordinators will contact you to discuss potential referrals.



Your Shared Lives carer journey starts here…

“It’s good to be able to get on with things ourselves, but it’s also good to know there’s someone there to talk to for backup, advice and support, when we need it.”