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Shared Lives

Shared Lives recruits Carers to provide accommodation and support from their own home for Adults who have support needs. 


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Vale of Glamorgan Shared Lives  


Being a Shared Lives Carer is so much more than a job, it is a way of life and there are many benefits. It`s a rewarding role enabling someone to live their best life and flourish with your support.


Thanks to the support of our wonderful carers, the scheme has already had an enormous impact on many families in the Vale. 




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  • How the service works

    Shared Lives is available in the Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend County Borough.


    We recruit, assess, train and support our carers, and 'match' them with individuals. We monitor placements so that both carers and individuals benefit.


    We offer:

    • Long Term Placements

    • Short Term Placements 

    • Emergency Placements for up to 28 days

    • Respite placements

    • Additional Support (within the Vale of Glamorgan only)

  • Who the service supports

    Shared Lives is available for people aged over 18 with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health problems or dementia, who have been assessed as having a need for accommodation and support. 

  • Benefits of being a carer

    Some of the benefits of being a carer include:

    • Earn a living – our carers across the services earn between £400 - £570.43 per person supported, per week which is subject to special tax arrangements. Carers can support up to 3 individuals in their homes

    • Be part of an exciting scheme that at the heart of it helps people live their best life

    • Access to ongoing training and development

    • Ongoing support from an allocated Project Worker

  • How this supports individuals in the life they lead
    The aim of Shared Lives is to support the individual to develop the practical, social, and emotional skills to make their own choices in life and be as independent as possible, whilst remaining at the heart of their community.


How to become a Shared Lives Carer

Anyone over the age of 18 in the Vale of Glamorgan or Bridgend County Borough can apply to become a carer with us.


You don’t need any qualifications or experience of working in the care sector (though it can help) as we will provide all the training you require. All you need is the right values, dedication and of course a spare room in your house. We welcome applications from single people,  couples or families with or without children. 


If you would like to become a Shared Lives Carer, please contact us on 

01446 731 118 or 




If your application is successful, we will move forward to a full assessment which includes various checks. Upon completion of this assessment we will present our report to an Independent Approval Panel who makes the final decision. If everyone agrees, you will become an approved carer with us and welcomed to our team.


 How to contact us

If you have a question about Shared Lives, please contact us on:

  • 01446 731 118