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Become a Carer with Shared Lives South West

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Let s talk Who are we Shared Lives South West is an award winning independent organisation Services focus on one household sharing their home family life and their interests with someone with support needs It s like adult fostering This personalised service is one of the most highly rated forms of social care available in the UK Shared Lives South West was set up in 2004 and covers Devon Torbay Plymouth Cornwall and Somerset Open your home and your heart and help someone with support needs to thrive Cornwall Trewellard Farm Wheal Rose Scorrier Redruth Cornwall TR16 5DH T 01209 891888 E cornwall sharedlivessw org uk Devon Suite 3 Zealley House Greenhill Way Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3SB T 01626 360170 E enquiries sharedlivessw org uk Somerset The Wagon House Eaglewood Park Dillington Ilminster Somerset TA19 9DQ T 01460 477980 E enquiries sharedlivessw org uk Visit our website to watch videos of our carers talking about their role www sharedlivessw org uk Email enquiries sharedlivessw org uk Shared Lives South West is a registered charity number 1104699 Registered in England and Wales number 5025213 e m o h r u o y e r a Sh Share your life Become a carer with us

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What skills do I need You don t need formal qualifications but you do need to have had experience in the health and social care sector If you are looking for a new way of working look no further I would highly recommend this way of life to anyone who feels that they could offer a real home to any adults with additional needs I like the flexibility of being able to work from home and help people to thrive It is so rewarding I see it as a lifestyle choice rather than a job Lynn a Shared Lives South West carer Teresa a Shared Lives South West carer What is Shared Lives Shared Lives South West carers open their own home to someone needing support They either move in with the carer or enjoy a short break SLSW Carers help with all aspects of life from cooking to being part of the local community to realising their aspirations and dreams SLSW Carers need a positive approach and a big heart Who will I share my home with About the role You will need care experience You will need a spare room Training will be provided You will be self employed We work with you to decide who lives visits for a break You choose who you would like to support A person with a learning disability Someone living with mental ill health An older person Someone living with dementia parent with a learning A disability Someone leaving hospital young person transitioning A from foster care I t s a paid position role with generous tax breaks Y ou will be allocated a SLSW Coordinator to offer advice and support A ll carers are assessed and go through an approval process How do I apply You can call one of our offices and speak to our team who will answer any questions you have about the role Alternatively you can visit our website www sharedlivessw org uk

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