Shared Lives

A new service in Stirling is looking for motivated, enthusiastic people to become carers.

Shared Lives LogoShared Lives is used by around 12,000 people across the UK and offers a highly flexible and personalised alternative to residential and other forms of social care based on relationships and sharing family and community life, giving councils a model of care that leads to successful outcomes for the people concerned.

Shared Lives Stirling is a local version of this and aims to promote independent living skills, supporting those with learning disabilities with their every day care needs and helping them realise their ambitions and potential. It enables adults who have a need for supported accommodation to live within a family environment, share in home and family life and be part of the local community.

The team are looking for positive people with a variety of skills to share their learning, experiences and lives with an adult with learning disabilities. This can be a long term arrangement, regular short breaks, or day time support.

Carers are individuals, couples or families who are able to provide support, care and accommodation in their own homes. They are self-employed and receive a fee for the support they provide, by Stirling Council. They will also be given ongoing support and training to ensure they are able to meet the care and support needs of the people place with them.

Applicants will be assessed for their suitability for the role and will engage in an assessment and training process, before an independent panel will make the final recommendation as to whether the applicant should be approved. 

To find out more about Shared Lives Stirling and how to become a Shared Lives Carer see the FAQ and leaflet below, email us or call 01786 237960.

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