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

working for Shared Lives is more than just a carer job, it’s a rewarding and flexible career, where you can help an individual with support needs to thrive.

Open your home & your heart and become a carer

Shared Lives South West carers are vital to the organisation.

A Shared Lives carer opens and shares their home and life with a person with additional needs. They can help the person to maintain or develop their independence.

SLSW carers may support the person to develop life skills, to be part of the community or help them get tickets to see their favourite band or football team! The job is extremely varied and rewarding.

Our carers need: Caring experience and a spare room.

No formal qualifications are required.

All SLSW carers go through an assessment process and comprehensive training is provided.

Our friendly team of specialist support staff will go through the whole process with you.

There are many different types of Shared Lives carer roles from offering short breaks, reablement from hospital and long term support.

We have vacancies in all these areas and can we can work with you, looking at what suits your lifestyle.

Carer Jobs
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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Carer Role Application Process
Carer Role Application Process

There are only 7 steps to becoming a carer with us.

It starts by completing an application form and we’ll then contact you to arrange an initial visit from one of our coordinators.

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Carer Job Support
Carer Job Support

We are here to support you every step of the way and we encourage you to meet other carers in the scheme.

Our carers are supported by a Shared Lives Coordinator, they carry out a variety of tasks.

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Apply for Carer Jobs in Devon & Cornwall
Apply for Carer Jobs with us

You can easily contact us by phone, email us or fill in our enquiry form for more information. 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