Applying to be a Shared Lives Carer
How can I apply to become a Shared Lives Carer?
can make a telephone call to a member of the Shared Lives team for
an informal chat on 01905 765622. They will ask you a few questions
and take some basic details from you.
- You can contact the Access Centre 0845 607 2000. They will
forward your details to the Shared Lives team.
- You may like to fill out our on-line enquiry form below. If you
do email the form to the team, someone will contact you to discuss
what is involved in becoming a Shared Lives Carer in more
- For general enquiries you can email the Shared Lives
team with more questions.
These details will be passed to the person who deals with the
recruitment and training of all new Shared Lives Carer's, who will
send you an application pack. This pack includes information about
the Shared Lives scheme as well as the application form that you
will need to complete. The team will be happy to give you any
support you may need with your application form.
You will be invited to a meeting on receipt of your application in
order to discuss it further. At this meeting the Training and
Recruitment Officer will outline the approval process and identity
your training needs. Decision to progress to Stage 2.
The scheme will undertake Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau)
check, medical checks and references.
Once satisfactory clearances (Stage 2) are completed, mandatory
training needs commence.
Recruitment and Training Coordinator will work with an allocated
Shared Lives worker to complete as assessment for presentation at
the independent panel consisting of professionals, service users
and/or relatives. This panel make the recommendation as to whether
you are accepted into the scheme as an approved Shared Lives Carer.
Throughout the process the scheme will keep you informed of the
progress of your application.
- Shared Lives
The UK network for
family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. Our members
are Shared Lives carers and schemes, Homeshare programmes and
This page was last reviewed 26 March 2013 at 13:07.
The page is next due for review 22 September 2014.