Skills and training are paramount to maintaining high standards of care but it’s passion for helping those in need that makes the real difference.
Sense of humour
Laughing truly is the best medicine sometimes. While people may have serious health issues which need to be treated professionally, making them smile, even for a short time, can make the world of difference to their physical and mental well-being.
When people are withdrawn or struggling, having a friendly presence is vital to ensure they feel happy and safe.
Shared Lives Carers treat the people they support with respect, regardless of their lifestyle and beliefs, and ensure they receive the dignity they deserve throughout their care journey.
Going the extra mile
The best Carers know that they’re responsible for providing the best quality of life possible for the people they support. They go the extra mile for individuals in our society, often without any fanfare or recognition.
In return the benefits you will receive are:
Doing something worthwhile
This isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life.
Making a real difference
You will see the difference you make by improving an adult’s life in so many ways, first hand.
Receiving a regular income
It’s not always about the money but you will receive a regular payment.
Working from home
You can easily balance being a Shared Lives Carer with your life and family.
You won’t be on your own! The Shared Lives team are always there to give regular and consistent support and training when needed.