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United Response works in over 300 locations across England and Wales and employs over 3500 staff. Roles range from front-line support staff, development managers, fundraisers and IT roles to communications specialists.


Shared Lives Carer

Location: Merseyside
Salary: A Rate per person agreed by funding council
Expiry Date: 26/01/2018
Job Type: Permanent - Part Time,Permanent - Full Time

Do you have a spare room? Could you spare any time to provide support to a vulnerable adult? Would you like to make a real difference to someone's life? And be paid to do this? We would like to see applications for those who would welcome an adult with learning disabilities into your home on a short term, permanent or emergency basis as part of the Shared Lives scheme.

What is Shared Lives?

Shared Lives is a scheme which enables vulnerable adults with disabilities to live to be matched with a person who is a carer who has a spare room where the vulnerable adult can live and become part of the community. Carers can be families, couples or single people, and we recruit people from a range of different backgrounds, skill sets and life experiences. Carers are there to help with daily tasks such as cooking, shopping, laundry, study, socializing and exercise.

What are the Rewards?

  • Making a difference to someone's life
  • Job satisfaction
  • Free Training.
  • Free Enhanced DBS check.
  • 24 hour emergency on call service accessible for all carers.
  • Ongoing support from Shared Lives Coordinator.
  • You will be paid per person a rate agreed by the funding council who funds the placement.

Various positions available:

You can become a carer for Long term, and Short term.

Long term placements - a vulnerable adult needing support in your home on a longer term basis. The person would have their own room and be involved in all aspects of family life.

Short term placements - a vulnerable adult needing support for a short amount of time from anything to overnight stays to a couple of weeks to give another carer a break, Short breaks can be as frequent as once a week to once every few months, this all depends on what time you have available and how much support the vulnerable adult needs.

For more information about Shared Lives Model please visit: https://www.unitedresponse.org.uk/shared-lives-carer

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Area Manager Alexandra Badwi on 0151 703 0793 or alternatively Alexandra.badwi@unitedresponse.org.uk

United Response is a disability confident employer, which shows that we are committed to encouraging applications from people with disabilities.
As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role. United Response is committed to ensuring that candidates with disabilities are able to compete on equal terms with other applicants during the selection process.