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Applying to be a Care Provider

Applying to be a Shared Lives Carer

How can I apply to become a Shared Lives Carer?

  • Shared Lives Worcestershire logoYou 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 detail.
  • 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.

Application Process

Stage 1

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.


Stage 2

The scheme will undertake Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, medical checks and references.


Stage 3

Once satisfactory clearances (Stage 2) are completed, mandatory training needs commence.


Stage 4

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.

Enquiry Form

 Please complete our secure online form to enquire about becoming a Shared Lives Provider (link opens in new window).

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This page was last reviewed 6 February 2014 at 12:21.
The page is next due for review 5 August 2015.