Shared Lives carers provide support in their own homes, within their local community.
The RLC Shared Lives scheme recruits, trains, approves and supports carers who offer support to people with learning disabilities in their family homes and in the community. RLC is registered with the NDIS.
Shared Lives carers offer a safe and welcoming home to a person with a learning disability who goes to live with them. This could be on a long terms basis or it could be to help someone who wants to gain skills to eventually have their own place. Alternatively carers could offer short breaks where a person comes and stay with them for a couple of nights a month. Carers are matched with people with similar interests to themselves and their families. People who use the service may need support all of the time, or just with a few aspects of day-to-day living.
“Being a Shared Lives carer fits with my own family and interests and gives us a real sense of achievement as a couple. The person is part of our family for the time he is with us. Being a Shared Lives carer has opened doors for me.”
“I prefer being a Shared Lives carer to support work because I can focus on one person’s preferences and needs. I have got so much out of it too. I have learned about myself and developed new skills, I know new people in my community.”
For more information about Shared Lives or if you are interested in becoming a Shared Lives carer in the Darwin or Melbourne area please contact Michael on 0422037520 or firstname.lastname@example.org