Becoming a carer

Shared Lives carers offer support and care in their own homes to people who need help to live independently. Anyone can be a carer and although living in Bromley is an advantage, potential carers living on the borders of neighbouring boroughs are also welcome.

What is involved?

You will be providing a service in your own home to someone who needs support to live independently. The sort of support you provide may include helping the person to:

  • Look after themselves
  • Keep healthy and active
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet people
  • Enjoy hobbies and activities
  • Manage their money
  • Share jobs like cooking, cleaning or gardening

You will receive between £330 and £600 a week. Day support carers will be financially rewarded for the time spent caring. The government gives very generous tax breaks for all Shared Lives carers.

Once approved, carers will have a named officer who visits every 8-12 weeks, and will also have access to support groups and ongoing training.

Thinking about becoming a carer?

If you would like to know more about becoming a Shared Lives carer, please use our enquiry form and we will get back to you. If you wish to apply to become a shared lives carer, please use our application form.