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Apply to become a Shared Lives Carer

For Leicestershire residents over 18 years old. Previous paid experience in a caring role is not necessary, but a desire to support vulnerable adults to maintain and develop their independence and maximise their life experiences is essential.

Our carers are the heart of our service, so the recruitment and selection of new carers is an in-depth process which includes a detailed assessment and an enhanced DBS check.

Shared Lives Carers are expected to participate in pre-assessment and ongoing training as well as other activities relevant to the role of a Shared Lives Carer.

From the moment you decide to become a Leicestershire Shared Lives Carer we will offer:

  • Induction and training to become a Shared Lives Carer
  • A dedicated support worker to guide you through the process, as well as ongoing support
  • Careful matching of clients with you (and your family)
  • Access to training and learning materials to enable you to develop as a carer

Our carers have access to advice and support 24/7 from the Shared Lives team and our out-of-hours service.

If you think you have what it takes to change a life and are looking for a flexible, challenging and hugely rewarding role, we’d love to hear from you.


This online application form asks you about your education, qualifications and employment experience - please have this information ready before you begin.

Apply to become a Shared Lives Carer