Could you share your home, family life and activities you love doing 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.


We offer three areas of support:

Day Support: Could you offer your time to teach someone a hobby, take them out on a day trip or have someone over for Sunday lunch?

Respite: Could you offer support for one or two days a week, or for overnight stays to offer respite for family carers?

Long-Term: Do you have room in your heart and home for someone to move in with you for a few weeks, months or even years?

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.

You don't need any qualifications, you just need to care.


We will support you every step of the way and there's loads of support when you need it. You'll have a dedicated scheme worker to talk through anything you're not sure about and to celebrate your successes. We will match you to people with similar interests and support you every step of the way in your new role. People living with a Shared Lives carer may also take part in other activities and support with other services outside your home, to help them live a fulfilling life.

What do I need?

  • Your enthusiasm, motivation and commitment are more important than any formal caring experience or qualifications.
  • You will be required to go through a full DBS check as part of the process.


You must be a resident of Bury to become a Bury Shared LIves carer.


Bury Shared Lives is managed by Persona and as a Shared Lives carer, you will be self-employed. The process can take up to 6 months from the beginning to the end of the recruitment, before we start the matching process. 


Shared Lives is consistently rated the best quality and safest form of social care by the Care Inspectorate - 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, or complete this short form and someone will get back to you for a chat.


Watch all our Bury Shared Lives videos below to find out what our carers and customers think of it and read more of their stories here.