Council calls for residents to join Shared Lives Camden
Camden Council is calling for people in the borough to become Shared Lives Camden carers, to support adults with care needs to lead independent, healthy lives.
Shared Lives Plus is a national network of programmes where an adult with care needs lives in the home of someone who can support them to do the things that matter to them, and to live as healthily and independently as possible, as part of a community.
Camden has now become a member of the national Shared Lives Plus network, and is running Shared Lives Camden in-house to increase the support offer to more residents.
The Council is now looking to recruit people in the borough to become Shared Lives Camden carers, as part of the life changing programme.
Shared Lives Camden is a fantastic programme giving adults with care needs the chance to live more independently, make new friends, learn new skills and become part of a real community, and it’s wonderful to see what a difference the national Shared Lives scheme has made to so many people. We’re asking residents to be a part of something worthwhile, which can really change someone’s life for the better – so if you’ve got a place in your heart and your home, please get in touch with our team to find out more.
Placements can either be long-term, or for a shorter stay. The kind of support a carer can provide will depend on the person with care needs, and what they hope to achieve from their placement.
Anyone above the age of 18 with a spare room can become a Shared Lives Camden carer – no formal qualifications or experience are needed. All carers will be given training and ongoing support during their time on the scheme, as well as generous weekly fees and allowances.
To protect carers and residents, everyone involved in a Shared Lives Camden placement will be tested for Covid-19 and will have to self-isolate for two weeks before being placed.
For more information, visit camden.gov.uk/sharedlives, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7974 5273.