Do you have a spare room and the commitment to share your life with an adult who needs extra support? If you can help someone make choices, lead a meaningful life and develop their independence, then you could be a Shared Lives carer.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, along with Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham, has launched a community service called Shared Lives which helps adults with learning disabilities and other social care needs.
The service is being delivered by the charity Grace Eyre and all carers will receive training, 24-hour support and payments of between £400 and £600 per person per week.
Cllr Mary Weale, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “This is a very worthwhile project which will give greater choice to vulnerable adults. There is evidence which shows that this type of community-based support for adults with disabilities can help them develop skills to live more independent and active lives.
“I hope people who feel they have the time to look after an adult with learning disabilities will get involved and find out more about being a Shared Lives Carer and contact Grace Eyre.”