Manchester City Council

Manchester's thoughts and sympathies

Manchester is sharing its sympathy with the family and friends of Labour MP and Father of The House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman who passed away aged 86.

Sign the online Book of condolence.

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Social services Apply to become a shared lives carer

Shared Lives consists of several different services where vulnerable people have the opportunity to live with or share the daily life of the carer and to have an ordinary domestic life in the same kind of home as others in the local community. Sometimes this can be long-term, sometimes for a short period, or even on a day support basis.

The people who use our the shared lives services have a range of social care needs and may be older people, people with physical and or learning disabilities or people with mental health needs.

We recruit, train, match and support approved individuals or families to act as Shared Lives providers.

No formal qualifications are expected, and we welcome people from a wide variety of backgrounds, with different skills and life experience. We do look for people to be flexible, sensitive, tolerant and patient with a genuine interest in supporting vulnerable people.

Providers must meet the following criteria:

  • Resident in Manchester
  • Over 18
  • Able to work with vulnerable people 
  • For Supported Accommodation provision you must have a spare bedroom.

We'll also look for you to:

  • Show an awareness, understanding and empathy for supporting vulnerable adults
  • Have an understanding and commitment to equality and diversity

If you are interested, you can find out more with an informal chat with us on 0161 219 2445.

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