Shared Lives matches people who are 16 years old or older who need support with a Shared Lives carer who offers care and support, as well as a room in their own home

If you are looking for home in Shared Lives or are interested in becoming a Shared Lives carer, we’d love to hear from you.

Shared Lives Carers

Be a Shared Lives Carer – make a difference and an income!

Our Shared Lives scheme recruits, trains and supports self-employed carers to provide a range of support, in and from their home, to people with a variety of care needs.

If you don’t have a spare room, you can still become a Shared Lives carer that can support someone living in their own home through our Shared Lives Kinship.

You’ll get the following support from Grace Eyre:

  • 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

Carers also receive the following financial benefits:

  • income from £350-£650 per week for each adult you support in your own home
  • receive a fee for the care you provide and a contribution towards household costs
  • tax relief on your income
  • opportunity to take breaks throughout the year

Apply now

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

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.


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