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Become a Shared Lives carer

Being a Shared Lives carer is a rewarding and flexible career and, because our scheme is growing, we are actively seeking new carers.

All our carers go through an assessment process which takes around three months; it includes an application form, home visits and an interview with our assessment panel.

But don’t be put off! Our friendly team of specialist support staff will go through the whole process with you – we’re here to help every step of the way.

Download the application pack

Please use the links on the left of this page to find out more about our application process, the support and fees our carers receive. Once you are ready to complete the form please refer to the Person Specification and the Notes below to help you complete the application form.

If you have any questions which are not covered here or if you’d like us to explain anything about the application process please contact us via your nearest office.

Please download the application form for your area


It’s good working with Shared Lives; the people are very approachable and easy to talk to, especially our coordinator.

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.