Shared Lives (Adult Placement)

How to become a Shared Lives Carer

You can apply to become a Shared Lives Carer by emailing your details to

We will need your name, address and telephone number and where you heard about our scheme.

Once we have received your application, we will arrange to visit you either face-to-face or virtually.  You will need to complete an assessment to get a clear picture of who you are. The assessment is on-line so you will need basic computer skills to complete this. A Recruitment and Training Worker can support you with this.   The assessment includes a combination of checks (including DBS), references and home visits.

Once your assessment is underway you will receive comprehensive mandatory training, this will give you an insight into the role ahead.

The last part of the process is for your application to be assessed by our independent approval panel who make a final decision.

Once you have been approved, we can start the matching process and our team will contact you to discuss potential referrals.

Becoming a Shared Lives Carer 


Dewis Cymru is the place to go if you want information or advice about your well-being – or want to know how you can help somebody else.

ID: 8151, revised 28/10/2021