This job will include free online training for between 3-5 days, certified qualification thereafter and a free DBS check.
Shared Lives carers open their home and family life to include someone who needs care and support. Shared Lives carers don’t have working hours like a care worker might – it’s all about matching people who get on well together so that it feels more like family life. Shared Lives carers are self-employed and there would be an agreement about how much care you’re expected to provide – this makes it a flexible role.
Duties may include:
Supporting individuals with everyday tasks such as getting up or cooking
Supporting them to learn new skills or how to live independently
Assisting them to do social activities or get involved in the local community
Working period may include:
A few hours a week for daytime visits
In short intervals such as a weekend or respite period
Or you could support someone full time, where they come and live with you and become part of your family.