If you live in Luton and have a room you’d like to rent, there is a life-changing opportunity to have a person with learning disabilities live with you and your family on a permanent basis; or for a few nights a month.
We would like to hear from you if you would welcome an adult with learning disabilities into your home on a short term, permanent or emergency basis as part of its Shared Lives scheme.
Shared Lives helps adults with learning disabilities to live in the community as valued members of the community and live happy and independent lives. Carers are there to help with daily tasks such as cooking, shopping, laundry, study, socialising and exercise.
Carers range from ordinary families to couples and single people, and the Council recruits people from a range of different backgrounds, skill sets and life experiences. People are matched up with carers with similar interests.
No qualifications are needed - just a willingness to care and share your life with others. Rent, expenses and full training are provided!
Cllr Sheila Roden, Portfolio Holder for adult social care, said: "Opening your home to someone with learning disabilities is a very unique and rewarding experience as you really will be improving their life.
“We are not only looking for people who can offer a permanent home, we also want to hear from those who may be able to give a few hours each month of their time for respite breaks. Please get it in touch to find out more.”
Follow this link to let us know you are interested in becoming a Shared Lives carer