Our carers in Bury come from all walks of life. You don't need any qualifications or experience, you just need to be willing to share your home or your time and want to make a real difference to someone's life.

Our team will give you full training and support every step of the way, to make sure that you get the help you need to help someone to live their best life. It's a paid role and you can choose to support people for short breaks or long-term placements in your home, or just for a few hours of day support either every day, or a few days each week depending on the person's needs and your commitments. We take great care to match you with compatible people, so that everyone gets the most out of the scheme.

You must be a Bury resident to be a Bury Shared Lives carer.


Being a Shared Lives Carer means you:


  • have time and the motivation to encourage someone, while being aware of their needs and caring for them in a way that offers them opportunities to grow.
  • are willing to support someone to do the daily tasks and activities we all do every day, from housework to days out.
  • have the motivation and commitment, in a stable, supportive environment, to develop a long-term, caring relationship, whether in a permanent, short break or emergency residential placement, or for day support.
  • can offer a safe, welcoming and supported home with at least one spare bedroom for a long-term placement, short break or emergency care.


To find out more about what it's like to be a Shared Lives carer click here to read our selection of case studies.

Find out more about being a Shared Lives carer on the Shared Lives Plus website here.

Click below to contact us, or read below more about the scheme and how it works for carers.

To enquire about becoming a Shared Lives carer, click here.

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