The Hillingdon Shared Lives (HSL) scheme helps approved shared lives carers share their home and time with someone in need.
The Shared Lives Carers is a person-centred service, with service users being very carefully matched with Shared Lives Carers.
About Shared Lives
Shared Lives offers support to vulnerable adults with various and /or complex needs:
Who is it for?
Adults aged 18 and upwards with:
Young person 16 plus with:
Who can become a carer?
Anyone. What is important is the time you can spare and to be aware of an individual's needs. Carers will need to have a spare bedroom available for the placement.
Applicants must live in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Carers are self employed and receive a fee for the care provided. The fee for long term placements comprises of three elements:
Qualifications are not necessary, just previous experience of caring either in a professional or personal setting. Training will be provided to help ensure they have the relevant skills and knowledge to be able to care for individuals.
Carers undergo a robust application and assessment process before being approved as Shared Lives Carers.
How is the support provided?
Support will be provided by an approved Shared Lives carer who has the experience and skills to meet your needs in your home.
Depending on your needs, the carer can support you with
If you are interested in becoming a carer and want further information contact Hillingdon Shared Lives scheme.
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