Shared Lives

3. The benefits of being a Shared Lives carer

Shared Lives carers are rewarded in a number of different ways.

You could enjoy:

  • the chance to earn up to £480 per week per individual, consisting of:
    • over £255 per week or more from us
    • housing benefit from the individual worth between £80 and £120 per week
    • contributions from the individuals themselves worth up to £146 per week
  • the benefits of being self-employed
  • having company at home
  • having more opportunities to socialise, for example:
    • bi-monthly carers' meetings
    • carer-organised social events
  • the chance to try a different type of caring role
  • helping the individuals you look after
  • having more variety in your life