Could you share the activities you love doing, your home or family life with an adult who needs extra support due to age, illness or disability?


We're looking for people to join our Shared Lives scheme as a carer. It's a rewarding way to support people to live their best life and you can offer as much or little time as you are able to.

You don't need any previous experience and we'll provide all the training you need.

Shared Lives has been a huge success nationally and the people living in Shared Lives schemes say they feel more settled, valued and make friends more easily than they do in more traditional types of care.

We want to make the scheme available to more people and you could help us by becoming a Bury Shared Lives carer in any of the three areas of support we offer (scroll down for more details).


If you have a caring nature, have previously cared for people or you're looking for a new paid opportunity at home, apply now to start a fresh journey that will enrich your life like never before.

Shared Lives is consistently rated the best quality and safest form of social care by the Care Inspectorate, CQC - you'll be joining Bury’s best kind of social care - something to be really proud of!


Find out more about Bury Shared Lives here including frequently asked questions, or complete this short form and someone will get back to you for a chat.

Come and say hello to Shared Lives at The Green in 2023!


These monthly drop-in sessions are open to everyone from 11am to 3pm; people we support, Shared Lives carers and anyone who'd like to know more about the scheme.

They are your opportunity to 

  • come and see what Shared Lives is all about
  • ask a question about Shared Lives, what we do & how we could support you
  • find out what being a Shared Lives carer involves & how to get started


Click here for all the dates or for assisted reading, click on Accessibility Tools at the top right of your screen before opening this accessible calendar PDF.

You will find directions to the venue here.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form link above to get in touch.


Watch all our Bury Shared Lives videos here to find out what our carers and the people who use the scheme think of it, or read more of their stories here


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.