Our carers have all been assessed by the Shared Lives service and have been approved by a panel of senior social care and NHS staff. A detailed assessment of the carer’s skills and abilities is carried out by our qualified Development Workers. The assessment and approval process takes around 6 months and approval is determined by the Shared Lives Panel.
All our carers have good levels of care experience, are DBS checked (previously know as CRB) and their properties are assessed as being safe and appropriate for providing care and support.
We ask permission to share your recent social care assessments with any potential Shared Lives carers, so they can decide if they are able to give you the support you need. Any information about you will be held in a secure place and will be destroyed if you decide not to use the service.