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Merseyside Shared Lives carers feature in The Daily Mirror

Craig, Beth and Mark share their story

Shared Lives is full of brilliant stories playing out in the homes of normal people day in and day out. One of those story featured in The Daily Mirror this week!

Shared Lives carers double page spread in The Daily Mirror
Craig, Beth and Mark have lived together as a Shared Lives household for the past three years

PSS Shared Lives carers, Beth and Craig, spoke to The Daily Mirror about the benefits of living in a multigenerational home. Beth loves that their son gets to grow up around someone older. Craig decided to be a Shared Lives carer after spending years working long hours in banking with little job satisfaction. Now, he gets the work/life balance he’d always hoped for. Beth kept her job as a primary school teacher and she supports Mark around her working hours.

This wasn’t Craig, Beth and Mark’s first rodeo. They lovingly advocate for Shared Lives wherever they go, and they even made an appearance on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch in November.

Get a career choice in making a difference

Shared Lives is no ordinary job and it’s one of the most rewarding things you can get paid to do (up to £500 a week per person you support). Shared Lives carers are self-employed and at PSS you’re welcomed into a supportive community. All you need is a spare room in your home and the drive to make a difference in someone’s life. You don’t need qualifications or experience and we’ll train you up to be the best carer you can be.

Shared Lives isn’t for everyone but the people that do it can’t imagine doing anything else. It’s about sharing your home, your daily life, even your favourite spot on the couch, just like you would with family – so we make sure you have a say in who you’re matched with. PSS’s unique Matching Lives website helps carers find local people looking for support. Our Shared Lives teams make sure they get to know all of their carers and the people who need support so they can get the match just right.

We’re recruiting carers now across all of our regions: North Yorkshire, North Wales, Merseyside, Manchester, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

Get in touch with our friendly team members today and find out more.