Haringey Shared Lives
Shared Lives Haringey is a scheme where local residents open their homes to help adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities live and be cared for in the community.
The scheme recruits, trains and assesses individuals and families who can provide support within their own homes to people who need some form of support and assistance.
By sharing their home, family and community life through permanent and short-term placements, the scheme allows people to enjoy extra support and companionship to live independently without the need for traditional care.
To get an insight into Shared Lives please read the story of carer Lynn Stevens: Shared Lives Case Study.
Watch the video below on one of the Shared Lives Haringey arrangements.
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How does the scheme work?
Carers are recruited and trained by the scheme. An independent panel of professionals and service user representatives carry out an assessment of all potential carer/s which includes their skills, abilities, experience, background and that their property, before approving the individual to provide care and support. They are then carefully matched with service users.
Shared Lives carers can earn up to £500 per week helping to transform the lives of vulnerable people.
Through permanent and short-term placements in family homes, the scheme allows people to enjoy extra support and companionship without the need for traditional care.
Please find answers to the questions we get asked the most about becoming a Shared Lives carer through our Shared Lives FAQs (PDF, 32KB).
Shared Lives Haringey is run for us by Ategi Ltd.
If you want to apply to become a Shared Lives carer please contact Shared Lives Haringey through Ategi's website (external link).
Shared Lives Haringey is a member of Shared Lives Plus which is the UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. To get more information on the work they do please go to Shared Lives Plus (external link).
If you want to apply to become a Shared Lives carer please complete and return the application form - Shared Lives Carer's Application Form (PDF, 112KB) to:Shared Lives
235-239 High Road
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