Carer jobs with us

Carer jobs with us is akin to adult fostering. We provide people with an alternative to supported living and residential care in a family home.

Become a Carer now

Start your journey as a Shared Lives South West Carer today…

If you have care experience, a spare room and a big heart we’d like to hear from you.


We have more than 300 carers across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

Read our nine-step plan to becoming a carer  and watch videos in our gallery section  on our website to hear SLSW Carers talking about what it’s like to get a real feel for the role.

You can also read about the benefits of becoming a carer  and download our Q&A to help you start your journey to becoming a SLSW Carer with us.

We are here to support you every step of the way and have a designated coordinator to help you through the assessment process.

Find out what other SLSS Carers are saying about the role here.

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It’s a paid carer job role

The fees we pay to a Shared Lives carer will depend on:

  • What sort of service you offer
  • How many people you support
  • What sort of support needs the person has
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Big benefits of being a SLSW Carer

There are so many reasons to start a new chapter in your work life and become a SLSW Carer.

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Carer Job Support

We are here to support you through the assessment process and help you in your role as a carer with us.

Our carers are supported by a Shared Lives Coordinator, we have a carer buddy system and a Carer Engagement Group to all offer support

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Apply for Carer Jobs with us

Make the change today and contact one of our team who will me happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have. Learn more

“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.”

A Shared Lives South West carer