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Financial support for Shared Lives Providers


As a Shared Lives Provider, you will receive an allowance for each night you provide care and support in your home for an adult or young person.

This is not a salary, but it enables you to fully meet the needs of the person placed with you. The allowance is paid monthly and includes a contribution towards the cost of food and utility bills, such as gas and electricity.

These payments vary for each placement, the amount is agreed in advance depending on how much care and support is required to meet the needs of the individual. 

Additional financial support

Tax relief

As a Shared Lives Provider some of the allowance you receive is exempt from tax. More details will be provided during the application process.

As a Provider you are self-employed

Shared Lives Providers are classed as being self-employed. You can find information on being self-employed on the HM Revenue and Customs website.

Contact us
Shared Lives
03000 265 198
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