Shared Lives and Shared Lives Local match people who are 16 years old or older and need support with a carer who can offer that, as well as – for Shared Lives – accommodation.

If you are looking for support from Shared Lives or are interested in earning an income as a Shared Lives or Shared Lives Local carer, we’d love to hear from you.

Shared Lives Carers

There are two ways you can become a self-employed Grace Eyre Shared Lives carer and make a difference:

  • Shared Lives: if you have a spare room, you can earn from £425-£525 (subject to location) providing support, in and from your home, to people with a variety of care needs.
  • Shared Lives Local: if you don’t have a spare room, you can earn from £230-£320 (subject to location) supporting someone in their own home living nearby (also sometimes known as ‘kinship’).

Benefits of being a Grace Eyre Shared Lives carer:

  • Income for each adult you support
  • Fee for the care you provide plus, if living in your home, a contribution towards household costs
  • Tax relief on your income
  • Opportunity to take breaks throughout the year.

Grace Eyre will support you by providing:

  • A dedicated staff member to call on and meet with
  • A matching process to bring the right people together
  • Full induction and ongoing training
  • Regular support meetings
  • Networking with other Grace Eyre carers
  • Out of hours helpline.

Apply now

If you want to learn more, please contact us and let’s talk.

Watch Hannah and Sheila talk about living together and sharing their lives below: 


Living in a Shared Lives home

Would you like to move on from where you live but know you need some additional support? Our Shared Lives service – the first and longest running in the country – can help you create the independent life you want.

You don’t have to have a learning disability to benefit from this service. If you want to see if it would be suitable for you get in contact and let’s talk.

Watch Tracey, Shannon and Sarah talk about living together and their shared hobby below: 


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