Shared Live Carers

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Salary is based on individual service needs
Merton, London (Greater)
Job Type
Full Time

Shared lives is a national scheme that offers a unique community based model of care and support whereby Shared Lives Carers open their home to vulnerable adults in need of support. Shared Lives can be an alternative to supported housing or residential care.

The Merton Shared Lives Scheme currently has 49 bed spaces across the Borough but is hoping to expand in order to offer more placements to those in need.

Shared Lives Carers can choose to offer long term or respite support to individuals who are:-

  • an older person living with dementia
  • a young person in transition from foster care
  • someone with a learning disability or physical impairment
  • someone living with mental health needs
  • someone who is leaving hospital but not quite ready to go home

Being a Shared Lives carer is a rewarding job and can be done by anyone who:-

  • has some form of care experience- whether it be personal or professional
    • can communicate effectively
    • is flexible, committed and caring
    • has one to three spare bedrooms, and
    • lives in Merton

The Shared Lives Scheme would be especially interested to recruit those who:-

  • Have experience in caring for those with Learning Disability or Autism
  • Have experience in caring for those with challenging behaviour
  • Have a ground floor bedroom with ground floor access to a bathroom/toilet

If you think this is something you may be interested in, please use complete the attached application form and health declaration form.

For further details please visit Shared Lives Scheme : Become a Shared Lives Carer | Merton Council or contact 02085453900 for further information

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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This role expires 20/09/2024.
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