Carers are people who provide support or who look after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their age, physical or mental illness, or disability.
Our ‘SCC Support for Carers Factsheet’ provides information about how we can help support you as a carer, as well as the people who you care for. If you would like to ask a specific question please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.
Shared Lives carers
Shared Lives carers provide two types of care and support - respite and long term placements. Both these types of care require the carer to accept someone as part of their family and household for either a limited or extended period of time.
Anyone over 18 can apply to become a carer and you do not need any special qualifications. You will be paid on a self-employed basis, and if providing a long term placement, you will also receive paid holiday.
You will be given training, advice and on-going support, and we can arrange for you to meet existing carers who can give you an insight into the practical, real-life aspects of caring.
To apply you will need complete our enquiry form or contact us for an application. You will then enter into an assessment process and after a successful assessment you can chose what type of care you would like to offer.