Finding the right Shared Lives carer - Camden Shared Lives

Finding the right carer for you

Your choice

You will meet a Shared Lives carer lots of times before you decide you want to live with them in their house and we will help you to get to know them and to make a decision about if you want them to be your Shared Lives carer.

If you are a Shared Lives carer we will get to know you and your lifestyle, likes and dislikes and hobbies to make sure that anyone who comes to stay with you on a Shared Lives placement is a good match.

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Enjoying each other's company

You do not have to like all the same things but just like with friends it is important that you enjoy each other’s company and have fun as well as learning new skills together.

There are lots of things that can make somebody a good person to be your Shared Lives carer like:

  • You find the same things funny and make each other laugh
  • You have the same religious beliefs or culture
  • You both watch the same type of movies or listen to the same kinds of music.
  • You enjoy the same hobbies and interests 


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