Life is better with other people, but the Shared Lives scheme recognises not everyone has a suitable support system.
The shared lives scheme is designed to provide support for adults who find it harder to live independently. With the shared lives scheme, a person needing care is matched with a suitable carer. Shared lives carers provide physical, emotional, and social support. Shared lives jobs vary from weekly visits to full-time shared living situations.
If you’re considering working in Shared Lives, here are a few of the reasons why you might want to get started:
For Shared Lives carers, this is a job with some unexpected responsibilities. Duties can include:
You don’t necessarily need formal qualifications for a Shared Lives career, but you will most likely need to undertake a carer assessment. As well as this, your personality is key. You must be patient, flexible, sociable, and happy to help and learn.
Get in contact with Kent Care Professionals to start your journey.
Ready to start your career in care? See our shared lives listings to find the right role for you.
As part of the development of recruitment around the care sector in Kent - Kent Care Professionals have a number of roles live and readily available now. Please click here to search for those roles and apply for your next step in social care in Kent.
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