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Becoming a Shared Lives Carer

What does becoming a Shared Lives Carer involve?

Shared Lives Carers provide accommodation and support to vulnerable adults 18 and over either by sharing their own home with the client, or by offering floating support in another property. We greatly value the service provided by Shared Lives Carers. The term Carer is used because the role involves more than a landlord/tenant relationship. It involves extending friendship and trust, showing an interest in the client, thus enabling them to gain confidence and independence. No formal qualifications are required to be considered for a Carer’s position however, some aptitude or experience of the relevant service user group, or a willingness to gain such knowledge would need to be demonstrated. For more information, please open the carers guideline booklet below:

Shared Lives Carer Guidelines

How to apply

If this sounds like a role you would be interested in, please complete the Shared Lives Carers application form below:

Shared Lives New Carers Application Form

Please return the application form to:

Merton Shared Lives Team
Community and Housing
3rd Floor
Civic Centre