Shared Lives - it's about sharing and caring

Are you looking for a life-changing job you can do in your own home? 

Brighton & Hove City Council’s ‘Shared Lives’ scheme is looking for more carers.

Shared Lives is a way to support adults who are unable to live independently. The scheme places adults with carers who offer accommodation, care and support in their own home. 

Some carers do it on a full-time, others on a short-breaks or sessional basis. It is similar to fostering.

Shared Lives carer Lyn has Celia living with her. Lyn said: “Being a Shared Lives carer is a great way of life.

“When someone has lived with you and your family and had some stability you can really see them grow as people. That’s incredibly rewarding.”

Lyn gives Celia the day to day support she needs while enabling her to live with a great deal of independence.

Celia said: “I'm very happy living here. It's nice to have my independence, and also, it's very nice to have a lovely home to come to.”

All kinds of people can be Shared Lives carers: couples or singles, with or without children, home owners or tenants.

Full training and support are provided. You are paid based on the needs of each person you support.

If you’d like to know more about the council’s Shared Lives scheme, please: