ategi Shared Lives Haringey
The ategi Shared Lives Haringey Scheme is always recruiting local residents who are willing to open their homes to help adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and mental ill health to be supported in the community..
The scheme recruits, trains and assesses potential carers and their families, who can provide - within their own homes - support to people who need care and assistance.
By sharing their home, family and community life either in a long-term or short-term arrangement, the scheme ensures that the people supported can live a more fulling life and learn more independent skills without the need of traditional care.
To get an insight into Shared Lives please read the story of carer Lynn Stevens: Shared Lives Case Study.
Watch the video below on one of the Shared Lives Haringey arrangements.
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How does the scheme recruit suitable carers?
Carers recruited go through a thorough assessment and are then trained by the scheme.
Once done, an independent panel of professionals and service user representatives carry out a review of all potential carers's assessments: their skills, abilities, experience, background and the suitability of their property before approving the individual to become a Shared Lives carer.
The scheme reviews the carers's suitability yearly, and re-approves them every two years through an independent panel of professionals and service users representatives.
Approved carers go through mandatory re-fresher training every three years.
Once approved, the scheme carefully match carers with service users to provide them with the care and support they require.
Shared Lives carers can earn up to £520 per week whilst helping to transform the lives of vulnerable people.
Through long-term or short-term arrangements in carers family homes, the Scheme ensures through monthly monitoring visits and six month reviews that vulnerable adults get the support they require without the need for traditional care.
Shared Lives Haringey is run for us by ategi Ltd
If you want to apply to become a Shared Lives carer please contact Shared Lives Haringey through ategi's website (external link).
- See more information about becoming a Shared Lives carer (external link)
- You can download the Shared Lives application form (external link) - please complete and return to the address below
- See our ategi Shared Lives poster (PDF, 2MB)
Shared Lives Haringey is a member of Shared Lives Plus which is the UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. To get more information on the work they do please go to Shared Lives Plus (external link).
ategi Shared Lives
Suite G01 Ashley House
235-239 High Road