Become a Shared Lives carer

Why become a Shared Lives carer?

Find out more about the difference you can make to someone's life.

Do I need caring experience to be a Shared Lives carer?

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been a carer before, we’ll train you up and help you to be the best you can be.

Of course, if you’ve had experience as a carer or you’ve worked in social care, you’ll be in a really good position already. We’ll still need you to do our training to become a PSS Shared Lives carer, even if you’ve been a carer before.

Learn more about being self-employed as a Shared Lives carer.

Who can be a Shared Lives carer?

Our Shared Lives carers might be self-employed but you’re still part of the big PSS team. We’re looking for people who match our values.

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Big-hearted: you’re kind, caring and compassionate; someone who will put the person they support first.

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Professional: you’re able to follow our processes, stay organised and keep records, committed to providing really high-quality customer service and keeping up-to-date with your training.

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Open-minded: you’re non-judgemental, willing to try new things and able to be flexible to the needs of others.

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Determined: you’re ready for a challenge, able to really go for your goals and help others reach theirs.

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Genuine: you’re honest, down-to-earth and don’t take yourself too seriously.

What do our Shared Lives carers think about being a carer?

Apply today

To apply to become a Shared Lives carer or to find out more, leave us some details or get in touch and let's have a chat.