• How much is it to Join? +

    As a carer you can join for as little as £60!

    If you would like to join as a Shared Lives Scheme then do get in touch with us for further information on Pricing

    To join simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

  • How do I join as a carer? +

    To join as a Shared Lives carer, you must be currently approved to provide Shared Lives care by a registered Shared Lives (or Adult Placement) scheme in the UK.

    Shared Lives carers make their home available as a resource and may provide Shared Lives support to up to three people at any one time (some Shared Lives schemes have a local limit of two people).

    Unlike care homes, Shared Lives carers do not employ staff to provide care to the people who they support. You can join as an individual, or with your partner, if s/he is also a Shared Lives carer.

  • What should I expect as a member? +

    As a member, you can expect: - Use of the free Shared Lives carers’ confidential helpline where you can obtain information advice and support from a dedicated national Carers Development Worker.

    - FREE legal expenses cover (up to a maximum of £25000) if you have an allegation made against you as a Shared Lives carer resulting in you being taken to court and/or your Scheme is seekingto de-approve you as a carer.

    - Free access to a legal helpline which you can use for advice on any relevant legal issue.

    - Public Liability Insurance at a preferential rate as well as access to other insurance provision developed to meet the needs of Shared Lives carers.

    - Three Shared Lives carer newsletters a year via post, which keep you up to date.- The opportunity to meet or get in touch with other carers, including through meetings, telephone conferences, an email group and a message board.

    - A members-only area of the website containing resources which are free to members

    Access to a wide range of toolkits and resources at members-only prices.

    - Access to our annual Shared Lives carers’ breaks and conference.

    - A conference for your home nation and/or for the UK, with a limited number of places for Shared Lives carers at supported rates.

    - An open invitation to attend national network meetings (and regional meetings in England).- At least one seat on the board of Shared Lives Plus for an elected Shared Lives carer.

    - A voice with local, regional and national decision makers and a programme of awareness-raising about Shared Lives and the work of Shared Lives carers.

  • How do I pay? +

    You can pay via cheque, bank card and credit card.
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FAQ

Questions and Answers

This is a summary of the main discussions during July with combined responses from the Google Group members. If you have any questions or comments

please contact Mark or Cathy:

• Mark Gallagher - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07551 154935

• Cathy McSweeney - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07391 418532

 Newsletters for people who use Shared Lives

Carole from Southampton asked - Do any Shared Lives schemes write newsletters for their people who use Shared Lives? It is something we want to begin to undertake but would like to see if anyone is doing this at present and if so would they mind sharing one with us to give us an idea of what would be good to include?

Cathy, Shared Lives Plus – Thank you to Leeds, Derbyshire and Oxfordshire who kindly shared recent editions of their newsletters with the group. Derbyshire and Leeds’ editions seemed more geared to their Shared Lives carers. It would be possible to have a newsletter that could be sent to Shared Lives households that would be of interest to both Shared Lives carers and people in Shared Lives. Perhaps a poll of your people in Shared Lives to see what they would be interested in reading or learning about would give you a place to start from.

Respite provision

Carole from Southampton asked - Here at Southampton we offer 21 days respite per year for our Shared Lives carers during which time they receive 50% of their pay. Can I ask what respite provision is offered at other Shared Lives schemes, as I am trying to ascertain if this should be increased?

Cathy, Shared Lives Plus – The responses to this query ranged from 14 days at 100% pay, a couple that were also 21 days but with 100% pay, a few that were 28 days at 100% pay to 30 nights at 100% pay. A few Shared Lives schemes said that their Shared Lives carers can also pay privately for additional nights, if required. (This is of course outside of the QCR tax break and the Patrick Towergate public liability insurance protocols).

We also know there are Shared Lives schemes that are able to provide up to 6 weeks of respite (this is usually according to need) and there are Shared Lives schemes that do not provide any respite or if they do, it is not paid. All the responders to this query pay their Shared Lives carers 100% of the care and support fee during respite and the carers would usually continue to receive any Housing Benefit. It appears to vary as to whether the board and lodging fee is continued to the live-in Shared Lives carer or transferred to the respite Shared Lives carer. Ideally Shared Lives carers should receive 28 days (or more if needed) respite per year, whilst still receiving their care and support payment and housing benefit. The board and lodging payment should be transferred to the respite carer to cover those costs incurred by the person in Shared Lives.

Mark, Shared Lives Plus - Thanks to everyone who helpfully responded to Carole’s query about annual respite provision. We are conscious that queries like this can create a lot of extra email traffic for people. We were wondering if Shared Lives Plus doing a survey on everyone’s behalf and then publishing the results would be useful? We are coming at this from the perspective of trying to reduce the amount of email that people get from the Google Group. If you would like a survey going out please let me know direct – it will be short I promise! If people would prefer for things to still go through the Google Group, again please let me know.

Letters for airport officials to take people in Shared Lives abroad

Linda from Rotherham - A few months ago a Shared Lives scheme informed us about an incident at passport control where the Shared Lives carer had to explain their status to the officer regarding the person they were supporting. The suggestion was for Shared Lives carers to have an up to date letter from their local Shared Lives scheme explaining this. Has anyone got such a template letter they would like to share?

Cathy, Shared Lives Plus – Thank you to those who responded to this query and shared their letters. One Shared Lives scheme opted for a generic letter explaining the concept of Shared Lives and that Shared Lives carers are expected to support people to go on holiday. Another Shared Lives scheme wrote a letter with the people’s names and the travel dates, explaining that the Shared Lives carers had the authority to take this person out of the country. One Shared Lives scheme also said that their Shared Lives carers had ID badges so these could be carried and shown as evidence of intent.

A letter, on headed paper, signed by the registered manager, explaining Shared Lives and the role of the Shared Lives carer, with the specifics for the particular person travelling, with contact details for further information, would seem a good idea. This is similar to what people do if they are on a controlled medication or one that is not usually allowed/available in the country they are travelling to.

Old type fuse boxes

Karen from Milton Keynes asked - I have just completed a potential Shared Lives carers’ house Health and Safety check and she has an old fuse box rather than the recommended RCD type.  How would other Shared Lives schemes proceed with this?  The arrangements that the carer will have are for short breaks, not long-term, live-in arrangements.

Anne from East Lothian asked – I would be interested in being included in replies to this query as I discovered through a recent routine health and safety check that one of our long term Shared Lives carers still has the old type fuse box.

Cathy, Shared Lives Plus – First of all, what the Shared Lives carer needs to do in regard to electrical safety depends on whether they are a tenant or a homeowner. If they are a tenant, then it is their landlord’s responsibility. If they are the homeowner then they are the landlord and are responsible for the electrical safety in the home. The Landlord should carry out a regular basic visual safety check of the electrical installations to ensure that these are safe. This should detect broken items such as sockets and light switches or signs of scorching around the sockets due to overloading or damaged cables etc. The Landlord legal requirements recommend inspections of electrical installations every 10 years by a qualified electrician. The Electrical Safety Council now recommends for rented accommodation that period inspections/tests by a qualified electrician are carried out at least every 5 years or on a change of tenancy. RCDs/trip switches are legally required in newer properties or when an electrical installation is changed/updated but can still be seen in older properties. The risk of electric shock to the people in Shared Lives should be assessed where there is an older fuse box. RCD units can be used in specific risk areas such as in the bathroom or outside, as an alternative to updating the whole system but this should be discussed with a qualified electrician. So if a qualified electrician has checked the electrical installation and deemed the current fuse box as safe and the Shared Lives carer can show evidence of this visit, this should suffice.

Shared Lives carers working in other boroughs

Sacha from Greenwich asked - Has anyone had a situation where they have employed someone who was a former Shared Lives carer, but is now I guess a secondary Shared Lives carer but still lives with one of the current Shared Lives carers on a scheme, but in a different borough? Has this been problematic? Has there been a conflict of interest at all?

Karen from Blackburn said - We have not experienced this, however, we have received an application from a current Shared Lives carer to join the team as a Shared Lives support officer. Has anyone else had a situation like this and were there any issues?

Cathy, Shared Lives Plus – Our guidance 2.21 Protocols and Agreements for Sharing Shared Lives carers between schemes covers this in detail. In instances where Shared Lives carers are approved with more than one Shared Lives scheme it is important that the Shared Lives carer understands who their contact is with each scheme, what their processes are and any differences i.e. levels of payment or short break entitlement. When two Shared Lives schemes are involved the key to making it all work is effective communication, the two Shared Lives schemes having an effective working relationship with each other and the Shared Lives carer.

Regarding a Shared Lives carer becoming an officer, I think each situation needs to be looked individually, as I think in some schemes it would work well and in others it wouldn’t. There are contributing factors such who they care for, how much Shared Lives care vs how much scheme work they do, who would supervise them as an officer, confidentiality etc. I have had personal experience of this situation and for us as a Shared Lives scheme, it worked really well. It was a temporary arrangement originally but became permanent and mostly the Shared Lives carer provided care for another scheme, which I think helped. The experience they brought as a long time Shared Lives carer was useful and insightful for the team and there was rarely any potential for conflict of interest.

Continuing Health Care funding and Personal Health Budgets

Ed from Stockport said - Has anyone had experience of a Learning Disability case transferring to Continuing Health Care funding and any ensuing issues? Has anyone had experience of a Personal Health Care Budget that the Shared Lives Scheme has managed to commission?

Mark, Shared Lives Plus – Thanks for anyone who responded to Ed on this question.

People in Shared Lives sharing a room

Daniel from London asked - Does anyone know of any policy around people sharing bedrooms in Shared Lives? It is not something we would usually consider but we have two young people who are currently with a foster family who are twin sisters.  They want to remain with their foster carer but they are currently sharing a room and the foster carer has been unable to obtain a larger property which was the initial plan. The social worker is still keen for us to continue with the assessment.

Cathy, Shared Lives Plus - As you say, we would usually say that it is important that each person has their own space in a room of their own. However, these sisters have obviously shared a room for a while, possibly most of their lives and this is a consideration, as is the fact that they are twins. I presume someone has asked them how they feel about sharing a room? Just because they are twins, does not mean they are happy sharing a room! It is currently tied into staying with their foster carer, so it is complex, as it means a major move and change if they say they don’t want to share. Ultimately, what it boils down to is, is this the best place for them to live, even if they are sharing a room? If they move to another Shared Lives household, will they ultimately be better off, given the upheaval involved? What is the prospect for the foster carer gaining a larger house in the future? How realistic is this? Is it worth hanging on for?

When I worked in a Shared Lives scheme, we had a situation where brothers were sharing, one wished for a room of their one and the other did not. The older agreed to stay sharing for the immediate future, as his brother was so upset by the prospect. When the younger one was 18 and he also joined Shared Lives, it was agreed it was now time to have separate rooms, as they were both adults.

We had a another case where a couple of best friends insisted on sharing during short breaks, even though other arrangements were available but this was all part of the fun and experience for them, as far as they were concerned.

It comes down to choice and best interest in the end and the young ladies should be at the centre of this decision.

Mark, Shared Lives Plus – In addition to the points made by Cathy regarding basing the decision around what the sisters want there are a few other things to consider here. It will be important to carry out some life planning with the sisters to see what they want to do longer term, and this could be a good opportunity to start having those conversations. Whilst they may want to share a room now, and have done for many years, they won’t do indefinitely. The other thing to consider here is that only one lot of housing benefit will be awarded to the sisters as they are sharing a room, which means the Shared Lives carer will receive less rent. This shortfall in rent will either need to be met elsewhere i.e. through care management, the sisters themselves, or the Shared Lives carer only receive a single rent payment.

Difficulties with mortgage providers imposing restrictions on Shared Lives carers

Karen from Surrey asked - Has anyone had issues where mortgage providers have imposed restrictive conditions on potential Shared Lives carers e.g. arrangements of no longer than 12 months? Were you able to get them to change their conditions and if so how?

Phoebe, Shared Lives Plus - Don’t forget as Members of Shared Lives Plus, you have access to the advice of a Mortgage company who specifically understands Shared Lives carers’ income status and roles. I’d advise any Shared Lives carers in this situation to become a Member and get access to a wide variety of legal, technical and tax advice that are specific to their roles. https://sharedlivesplus.org.uk/home/become-a-member

Mortgage advice specifically for Shared Lives carers - You may have encountered problems with mortgage lenders when it comes to showing your income and been met with a lack of understanding about how you work as a Shared Lives carer. If this is the case, our new mortgage advisors, from Mortgage Brain, Katie MacLeod and Marcus Davis are here to help you whether you are a first time buyer, moving home or re-mortgaging. There is no fee for a consultation and it’s just £150 on application. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 0151 227 3499 for more information.

Cathy, Shared Lives Plus – In my experience, stipulated conditions arise from a lack of understanding about Shared Lives and what it means and entails. If you can send some information or better still have a conversation with the right person, it can really improve the situation. Failing that, if the person is not yet a Shared Lives carer and therefore not a member, you, as the Shared Lives scheme member can access the legal helpline on their behalf. Use the contact details above to find out more and see if they can help in this situation.

Maximum numbers when a household has both Shared Lives and Fostering arrangements

Nigel from Huddersfield asked - Can anyone please signpost me to the SL+ guidance and any other known guidance etc. regarding the maximum number of Shared Lives Arrangements and/or Foster Placements combined that a Shared Lives family/household should provide?

Cathy, Shared Lives Plus – Our Guidance documents ‘Defining Shared Lives’ and ‘Transition and mixed child/Shared Lives arrangements’ were shared on the forum.

It is possible that there could be a household consisting of 3 foster children and 3 Shared Lives adults and this would not be against any regulations. Each family is different but that would challenge most Shared Lives carers/families, with house size often restricting the number of people supported, before the skills/capabilities of the Shared Lives carers. If it becomes apparent that this situation may occur then a conversation with the fostering team would help, as this could pose a risk for all involved and should be identified and discussed. The carers do not have to accept additional fostering or Shared Lives arrangements but may feel they should or want to and then take on more than they can manage, through wanting to help. So frank and open discussions between all involved may be helpful there too. Relevant assessments of risks should be carried out to cover emergency situations, respite, holidays etc. that may affect the Shared Lives adults.

CQC does not prescribe an actual ratio of staff to people supported, however, the premise is that providers should risk assess the situation and show that they have assessed how many staff they need to provide the regulated activity. Staffing levels and skill mix must be reviewed continuously and adapted to respond to the changing needs and circumstances of people using the service. Please see: the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 18, Staffing by clicking http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/regulation-18-staffing The intention of this regulation is to make sure that providers deploy enough suitably qualified, competent and experienced staff to meet the needs of the people using the service, at all times, to enable them to meet regulatory requirements.

Local authority registers of people with a Learning Disability

Catherine from Bexley asked - For those of you working with people with a Learning Disability (LD). You may recall Local Authorities (LAs) held a register of those adults with a LD diagnosis. Here in Bexley it is my admin who has responsibility for the updating of this. My enquiry is do LA’s still hold a register for LD and is this even allowed under GDPR? I personally feel that all information is on our data system anyway, so a separate register not required. Any help/advice appreciated.

Mark, Shared Lives Plus – Thanks for any schemes who came back to Catherine on this issue. I suspect that each local authority will do something slightly different here. Regarding the GDPR requirements it would depend on how the information was obtained, what information is held and whether the individuals concerned have provided consent to their data being held. Details of the core principles of GDPR are available at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/principles/      

Training for Shared Lives officers

Lowri from Wales asked - What training do officers of the Shared Lives scheme undertake to be qualified to assess new Shared Lives carers?

Cathy, Shared Lives Plus – Thank you to anyone who responded to Lowri. At Shared Lives Plus, we are able to provide training for workers in areas such as assessment and approval. Mark delivered a day of assessment training in Scotland and all the schemes contributed to the cost of the training which kept the price reasonable. Training for Shared Lives schemes is something we are looking at developing, so please get in touch if you have suggestions of training you would like us to provide and you would consider purchasing.

Social Media Policy

Sacha from Greenwich asked - Does anyone have a policy they could share around social media use and safety? I am thinking about situations where a person in Shared Lives might be being manipulated or bullied online?

Cathy, Shared Lives Plus - This is something Mark at Shared Lives Plus has been working on recently. However, due to the Universal Credit issues and other pressing matters, it has taken a bit of a back seat just now but it is in the pipeline again. He will also be running a workshop on it at the Shared Lives National Conference in October.

Enhanced DBS checks for Shared Lives carers

Katie from Oldham asked – Just thought I’d see if any other Shared Lives schemes have experienced issues re enhanced DBSs for Shared Lives carers? We have always submitted enhanced DBS applications for Shared Lives carers, as we are conscious that Shared Lives carers may come into contact with children and young people while carrying out their caring role.  Over the past few months we have had several applications returned to us with a request for information re the role and the responsibilities of Shared Lives carers which we have of course provided; however the applications have been declined at the Police check stage, as DBS have fed back that the Police don’t recognise Shared Lives carers as needing enhanced clearance, as predominantly they support adults. This as you can imagine is causing us real problems as DBS renewals are due. I wondered if anyone else had come across this before and/or can advise on a way forward?

Cathy, Shared Lives Plus - Enhanced DBS checks can be carried out on people who work both with adults and children, as the check is needed due to the person’s vulnerability, not their age. Shared Lives carers are eligible for enhanced DBS checks.

The box on the back of the form that asks whether a carer is working with adults and children, should only be checked if your Shared Lives scheme supports people from 16, as they are still classed as children. You are entitled to check the box about working from home and this means the police will check all members of the household.

With one current vacancy on the Shared Lives board, and with Martin Ewing and Claire Morphet's positions due for re-election soon, we are looking for three great candidates from across our membership to sit on our board of trustees. 

Our board of trustees  is responsible for the governance of Shared Lives Plus and sets our strategic direction. They develop our aims and objectives and make sure we operate within legal and regulatory guidelines and within our governing document - the memorandum and articles that set out who we are and what we're for.

Becoming a trustee is an opportunity to shape the ideas and policy that govern our organisation. You will make sure our board upholds the duties it has to all the stakeholders within and outside of the organisation, contribute to strategies to keep us financially secure, and act in the best interests of Shared Lives Plus members at all times. If you are interested, or know somebody who would be perfect for the role, download our nomination form. Nominees need to gain the signatures of at least two other Shared Lives PLus members. If  you are nominating someone else, make sure they know about it and are happy with it!

Completed nomination forms must be sent to Shared Lives Plus, G04 The Cotton Exchange, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9JR to be received by Friday 30th November 2018.  Shared Lives Plus will then send the nominees an Election Address to complete. All Election Addresses and voting forms will be inserted in the January Sharing magazine and publicised in bulletins.

Our membership is made up of people from all walks of life, of different ethnicities, genders and sexual orientation. We are keen for this diversity to be reflected in our leadership positions and would encourage nominations of people from all backgrounds.

docxShared Lives Plus trustee nomination form 2018

 

 

Thursday, 27 September 2018 10:39

New report shows Homeshare is growing

“With sensitive and respectful learning and understanding of one another, we seem to have developed what I consider to be a genuine friendship. As I am only 25 years of age, Wendy has a great deal more experiences to share with me of her 80 odd years and I enjoy listening to her anecdotes as well as contemplating her reflections on the present.”

Eleanor, Homesharer, Homeshare Oxford

“I found Simon an interesting, straightforward chap. Things are working well. He cooks and serves lunch when at home and the evening meal. He performs household tasks and works in the garden. We often have interesting chats about the problems of the world.”

Householder, Lightshare,

“We know what is needed to grow Homeshare: a little red-tape cutting at national level, enthusiasm from local leaders and a great deal of awareness raising. The pieces are in place for Homeshare to become a solution to problems of housing, support and loneliness which we can make a reality now, for thousands of younger and older people.”

Alex Fox, CEO Shared Lives Plus

We are delighted to publish the Homeshare annual sector report. It is a comprehensive analysis of the national Homeshare sector, laying out the key success, challenges and priorities for Homeshare in the UK.

It reflects on the remarkable growth in public awareness of the Homeshare model after high profile media appearances and a video of Florence and Alexandra on BBC politics that has been viewed 25 million times.

Important successes:

  • The number of matches has increased 42% since last year
  • The average length of a Homeshare match has increased from 12-14 months
  • Six schemes are now financially self-sustaining
  • Evidence shows that Homeshare can simultaneously tackle loneliness at all ages, low-level support needs in older people, and the lack of affordable housing

Challenges

  • Homeshare is still only available to ‘self-funders’
  • Large parts of the UK and Ireland are not well served by Homeshare
  • There is still a lack of formalised referral pathways from health and social care professionals to Homeshare providers
  • Despite huge increase in public awareness, Homeshare is still relatively unknown amongst key potential supporters including; health and social care professionals and local authority front line staff.

The report calls for local areas to become ‘Homeshare friendly,’ and for national and local leadership to make Homeshare affordable for people on low incomes. We are also asking for Homeshare to be scaled up and developed in places where there is currently limited access to the scheme, particularly Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the North East and South East of England.

Please take the time to read the full report for full picture of Homeshare in the UK, depicted in statistics and stories of people whose lives have been transformed and enriched by sharing a home, exchanging practical help, knowledge and companionship.

If you’re on the go, you can read the executive summary for some key facts!

Homeshare UK annual report 2018 - executive summary 

Homeshare UK - full report 2018

You can also read an the reports on the Homeshare UK website.

Do you understand what it feels like to be a Shared Lives carer and have what it takes to support others?
Do you love Shared Lives and want to help it survive and thrive?
Do you want to join the Shared Lives Plus carer support team developing peer support networks around the UK?

Salary: £10.10 per hr, £ 4,203.24 per year (full time equivalent £19,440)
Hours: 8 per week
Based: Home based working across a regional area
Duration: Three years

Shared Lives Plus CEO Alex Fox has written a book: 'A new health and social care system: escaping the invisible asylum.' It looks at our public services through the lens of more human ways of supporting people - such as Shared Lives.

But it also explores the ways in which the potential of people with long-term support needs, and the creativity and caring capacity of families and front-line workers, are wasted in traditional systems. It shows that the beliefs, rules and economics of our public services are entrenching the wrong approaches.

We are pleased to publish the introduction of the book as a downloadable PDF, so do browse for an introduction to the history of the invisible asylum and some ways in which we might escape it.  We are also pleased to offer a 30% discount if you would like to buy a copy from the Policy Press! Simply enter the code: POSLHC18 when ordering. Read on for more information about the launch of this important book. 

pdfEscaping the Invisible Asylum - introduction.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 15:58

ategi Shared Lives Manager, Haringey

Shared Lives Manager, 39 hours per week

Haringey (office in Wood Green, London)

£30,003 - £35,675 per annum

 ategi Shared Lives provides accommodation and support to vulnerable adults who live or stay with our approved Shared Lives Carers and their families. The team recruit, assess, train and support individuals, couples or families to become approved Shared Lives Carers.

 Applicants will need:

  • Management experience in the care sector
  • Ideally experience of working as a Registered Manager
  • Knowledge and experience of safeguarding
  • Assessment skills
  • Marketing and promotional skills

 To apply for this position visit: www.ategi.org.uk

 We are recruiting Shared Lives Carers; call the team on 020 3946 7240

Thursday, 13 September 2018 10:16

Avalon require a Shared Lives Development manager

Shared Lives Development Manager based in York – Fixed Term for 2 Years

Avalon are looking for an enthusiastic social care manager to join their local team. If you have experience of working in social care, and in project management, you could be just the person they are looking for to expand their Shared Lives service with this new project.

Closing Date: Monday 1st October 2018

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:30

Placement Officer – Bromley Shared Lives Scheme

Placement Officer – Bromley Shared Lives Scheme BR8/9 £25,961- £30358 pro rata
24 - 30 hrs per week

Summary
Salary: £25,961-£30,358 pro rata (BR8/9)
Location: Bromley Civic Centre
Job Type: Part Time -Permanent.
Vacancy Group: Care/Social Work
Closing Date: 16th September 2018
Reference: 0000020130

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 10:56

Vacancy: Shared Lives Coordinator

Shared Lives Coordinator (part time, 24 hours per week)

Haringey (office in Wood Green, London)

£15,470 - £17,580 per annum (a pro rata of £25,139 - £28,566)

ategi Shared Lives provides accommodation and support to vulnerable adults who live or stay with our approved Shared Lives Carers and their families. The team recruit, assess, train and support individuals, couples or families to become approved Shared Lives Carers.

Applicants will need:

  • Experience of managing people in a care setting

  • Excellent communication skills

  • An understanding of the support needs of vulnerable adults

  • Good assessment and observation skills

  • Experience of managing a case load and other staff

  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding

  • Experience of working in a Multi-agency environment

For further information and to apply for this position please visit our website:

www.ategi.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 21st September at 10am

We are also recruiting Shared Lives Carers; call the team on 020 3946 7240

Supporting people to live their lives

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 16:40

Shared Lives Manager, ategi Haringey

Shared Lives Manager, 39 hours per week

Haringey (office in Wood Green, London)

£30,003 - £35,675 per annum

 ategi Shared Lives provides accommodation and support to vulnerable adults who live or stay with our approved Shared Lives Carers and their families. The team recruit, assess, train and support individuals, couples or families to become approved Shared Lives Carers.

 Applicants will need:

  • Management experience in the care sector
  • Ideally experience of working as a Registered Manager
  • Knowledge and experience of safeguarding
  • Assessment skills
  • Marketing and promotional skills

 To apply for this position visit: www.ategi.org.uk

 We are recruiting Shared Lives Carers; call the team on 020 3946 7240

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