Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday To Friday
Call Us: 01604 366 000
Email Us: OCSAdmin@northamptonshire.gov.uk
Write To Us: Olympus House, Billing Brook Road, Northampton, NN3 8JH
"My experience of Shared Lives has been pleasantly surprising. To date the service have been extremely supportive, the process has been very clear on the expectations of myself and of the Policy and Procedures I need to follow. Overall the process has been 10 out of 10 and Shared Lives offer a fantastic service that needs to be more recognised and commended for the hard work they do."
“Thank you very, very much. If it wasn’t for you guys I wouldn’t have coped and come to this positive decision without your support”
"Just wanted to say a huge thanks to Lesley and Amanda for their part in coordinating care for Tony and Daniel, when an emergency occurred last week. It is refreshing to know that in an emergency situation, Shared Lives staff act promptly and are able to take over hands on care when the carer is unable to. Lesley, although not in duty, was here in no time and so Zack could join me at the hospital. A positive outcome for Shared Lives. Thanks once again"
Our Shared Lives carers provide comfortable family home environments and personal care for adults with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and older people. enabling them to live life as independently as possible in the community.
Individuals are very carefully matched with suitable carers who are able to treat them as a member of their family, meet the needs and provide the support that’s right for them. We carry out a thorough selection and checking process to make sure Shared Lives carers are the right people for the role. The Shared Lives service also carries out regular checks to make sure the support provided is appropriate for the customer.
Customers may use the Shared Lives service for either long-term support
or for short-term respite breaks.
Some of our customers are looking for permanent homes, whereas others
just need somewhere to stay for a day, overnight or for a few days.
There are numerous benefits from Shared Lives including:
If you decide that Shared Lives is right for you, we’ll talk to you about the support you need and then carefully look for a carer and surroundings that meet these requirements.
Once you have settled in, we’ll regularly visit to make sure you are happy, and that the support you are getting is working for you.
For more information on the Shared Lives service, contact us.
You may either decide to use our Shared Lives service to look for a long-term home or short-term respite break. Some people are looking for permanent homes, whereas others just need a short break overnight or for a few days.
We have many different customers who are looking for short and long-term support through the Shared Lives scheme, and we’re always looking for new carers in Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas.
Applications are welcomed from all ages, backgrounds and ethnic groups.
It’s not necessary for carers to be married, own their own home or have experience caring for adults with disabilities. They also do not need special qualifications. What’s important is that they have the time, patience and passion for supporting our customers to live well and become more independent.
Shared Lives carers are paid according to the support they provide. Special HMRC tax arrangements cover most Shared Lives placements and many carers do not have to pay income tax on their earnings.
We provide a range of care and support services throughout Northamptonshire for adults with disabilities and older people. We aspire to provide the best possible service to every individual we support and we strongly believe that it is our role to promote their independence and respect the decisions they make. Our aim is to do everything we can to make our customers’ aspirations a reality.
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