Coronavirus (COVID-19) - social care workforce payment: guidance on the process for Shared Lives Schemes

Guidance for those who work in a Shared lives scheme. This includes registered managers and Shared Lives carers.


A person is eligible:

  • if they are registered to a Shared Lives scheme (registered with the Care Inspectorate) as part of an ‘’Adult Placement Service’’ for adults aged 16 and over


  • if they were working over a continuous 4 week period between 17 March 2020 and 30 November 2020; this is the qualifying period

Those who work full-time or part-time, are self-employed, are subject to a permanent or temporary contract, or are subject to a zero hours or flexible employment contract are eligible.  

Once the form has been submitted and validated by the Shared Lives scheme manager, a payment will be made to them and they will disburse the taxable pro rata £500 payment to the Shared Lives carer. 

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