Milton Keynes Council is developing new ways to support adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Mental Health issues and Older People in MK. We are seeking Shared Lives Carers.
Almost anybody can become a Shared Lives carer, it is all about finding the person you fit best with. The most important things are being a good communicator, an interest in others and having the ability to respond to the needs of those around you.
Some people work as a Shared Lives carer in addition to other employment.
Shared Lives schemes match an adult who has care and support needs with an approved Shared Lives Carer. The emphasis is on sharing your home, family and community life taking part in things you both enjoy. Alongside social and recreational activities you may also help the person you are caring for with washing and dressing (personal care) and preparing food. This can be for a day, a short breaks or a long term placement. Sometimes people use a Shared Lives scheme as a way of learning the skills they need to live independently, and to help them put down roots in their area or community before moving into a place of their own.
Shared Lives MK is responsible for recruiting, vetting, training and supporting Shared Lives carers. We carefully match people so we hope that you will enjoy each other’s company. We will work with you to find a placement which works for you both and be on hand as you get to know each other.