Supporting people with learning disabilities
Our Shared Lives carers provide services to people with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs and older people in the carer's home.
The scheme matches the personality, lifestyle, skills and knowledge of the carer to meet the needs of the person wanting to join the scheme. We support the carer and carry out regular support and monitoring visits to ensure that both parties are happy and safe.
To find out more about the scheme take a look at this short film or read 'A Day in the Life of a Shared Lives Carer'.
Our Grace Eyre Shared Lives scheme provides opportunities for:
• Long term accommodation: Shared Lives carers provide support and care to the people who live with them. The service user is given a form of tenancy and pays rent, food and utility contributions to the Shared Lives carer.
• Short Breaks (or ‘Respite’): Shared Lives carers provide support and care to people who stay with them for short periods of time. These visits are usually planned in advance, with the carer agreeing to support specific types of activities during their stay.
• Day Share: Shared Lives carers provide care, support and daytime activities from their home. The range of activities offered promote greater independence, offer choice, and encourage decision making and inclusion. The activity is chosen by the service user.
• Kinship: Shared Lives carers provide 'long arm' care and support to a service user within the service user's own home. The carer living in their own home (different location) will support the service user living in their separate home to play an active part in the family life of the carer. This model promotes greater independence for service users whilst maintaining the levels of support the person requires. In order for the carers to receive the Shared Lives tax concessions there needs to be regular daily contact between the two parties with the service user visiting the carer’s home on a regular basis.
Shared Lives 16 Plus: Shared Lives carers provide care and support for young people aged 16 and 17 who have support needs and/or are leaving care.
Shared Lives Carers and Tax
Shared Lives Carers are self employed and are able to qualify for tax relief due to their caring role. The government provide information about Qualifying Care Relief for Carers and the amount of pay that Shared Lives Carers can earn before tax is applied. For more details about Shared Lives tax relief please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/2pcOhmV
For more information contact:
Sussex: 01273 201903, or email [email protected]
Lambeth: 0207 924 0631, or go to our dedicated website www.sharedliveslambeth.com
Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster: 07590 600730, or go to our dedicated website: www.sharedlives3b.com
Shared Lives 16+ (West Sussex): 01273 201903, or email [email protected]
“Since she moved in, Jen is gaining in confidence and smiling a lot!” Shared Lives carer
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