Absolutely. Although it might not feel like it sometimes, this is a way to earn a living after-all. As a Shared Lives carer, you’ll receive a fee for your time. How much you get paid will depend on the needs of the person you’re caring for. The person you care for will also pay a set amount towards the family food budget and household bills. In long-term placements, they are helped to manage their own tenancy and to pay rent, usually through partial or full housing benefit.

Will I get paid?

But don't just take if from us....


There is something great about putting a smile on Tony's face. I know I've had a part in that. 


I might get paid but this is not like a job. I get to spend my days with a good friend, doing things we enjoy - together.


I love the support I get from PSS, they are always there for me when I need them. You can't beat that team spirit when you're self-employed.

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