They say that you should surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. As a Shared Lives carer, it’s your job to be one of those people.
It’ll be your role to give the people in your care a loving, safe environment (in your house) where they feel they can really live their lives to the fullest. In fact, if you asked any of our Shared Lives carers, they’d tell you that doing their job has brought out the best in them, too. It has enriched their lives; it’s given them ultimate job satisfaction, it’s allowed them to work flexibly from their own home and it’s brought so many opportunities to learn, grow and develop in ways they never thought possible.
As far as jobs (and care services) go, we think that’s pretty special.
What is a Shared Lives carer?
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.