Isle of Wight Council

Shared Lives

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Shared Lives Carers (Ref: SLC)

MUST be located on the Isle of Wight This is a home working position.

Contact: For a friendly chat to find out more please ring to speak to either Yvonne, Linda or Nikki on 01983 823209.

Vacancy Reference: SLC

Are you looking for a new rewarding challenge, career change or a better work/life balance?

Do you have a spare bedroom?

Do you live in your own home (rented, mortgaged or owned outright)?

Would you enjoy working from home and like to be paid for making a real difference to someone's life? Then you could become a Shared Lives Carer!

Shared Lives carers open their homes to support people from the age of 18, with a learning disability, autism, physical disability, sensory impairment or mental health condition.

For carers it provides a flexible, interesting job with a fantastic work life balance. With great opportunities for skills development, working as a self-employed professional with support from our team you can offer three types of services from your own home:

- Long Term Support where the person would live with you and your family.

- Short Breaks (respite) where the person would come and stay for the odd night, weekend or maybe a week or two.

- Day Opportunities where the person would spend time with you and your family for a few hours, maybe help to prepare and enjoy a meal together, providing opportunity to regain or learn new skills that promote and support independence.

By becoming a Shared Lives carer, you will make a real difference to the person you support, giving them improved quality of life and supporting social inclusion.

We have identified people who would benefit from Shared Lives, we just need new carers. We believe it is one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do.

Previous experience is not necessary as each Shared Lives carer brings their own unique skills and experience to the job. Our existing Shared Lives carers are carers who may work full time, part time, retired, attending further education, young families, single parents and foster carers. We ask that you have a desire to help people, life experience and a commitment and positive approach to supporting people.

You will receive payment in return for the support you provide, for example:

Shared Lives carers supporting someone in a long-term arrangement could receive a payment of £281.75 per week. You will also receive an additional payment towards room costs, food, and utilities of £115.35 per week. Bringing the total to a possible £397.10 per week.

Shared Lives carers supporting individuals with regular respite and overnight opportunities would receive a payment of £71.41 per night plus an additional payment of £7.97 per night towards food and utilities.

Shared Lives carers supporting individuals with Day Opportunities will receive a payment of £10.90 per hour for up to 6 hours of support per day. Plus, any additional contributions towards meals provided during the support.

For a friendly chat to find out more please ring to speak to either Yvonne, Linda or Nikki on 01983 823209.

he team are available Monday through to Thursday 08:30 to 17:00 and Fridays 08:30 to 16:30. Additionally, the team are also available on Wednesday evenings between 17:00 and 20:00 and you can contact them directly by telephoning:

Yvonne: 07807159542

Linda: 07815007541

Nikki: 07813998812

Alternatively visit our website at Sharing a home (Shared Lives)

We look forward to hearing from you!

To apply to become a Shared Lives Carer please request an information pack click here.

We look forward to starting you on your Shared Lives journey.

Please click here to view the Isle of Wight Council’s Care Close to Home Strategy.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island 

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online will be accepted.