Shared Lives Sheffield

Shared Lives Sheffield

What does a Shared Lives carer do

Shared Lives carers provide support in their family homes to adults who have additional needs. It helps people stay in their communities and keep existing friendships rather than moving into residential care.

Who can be a Shared Lives carer

Shared Lives carers come from all walks of life and all kinds of homes. There are no qualifications or experience necessary, and no clocking on or off – just a rewarding way of life. 

How it works

After the assessment process, we’ll match you with someone and you’ll get to know each other before the support is agreed.

You can support someone for a few hours a day, they could move in with you long term, or visit you for a short break, whichever you are interested in offering.

The benefits for you

Offering to share your home with someone who needs extra support to live well means you’re helping make a real difference to someone's life. Living in a family environment helps people feel more settled and valued, with increased confidence and independence.

Carers receive:

  • weekly payments of a fixed amount (self-employed carers also benefit from preferential tax arrangements)
  • 42 nights a year as paid holiday (for long term carers supporting someone living in their home)
  • full training and support

For more information, call us on 0114 273 5275 or email us at