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Help make important decisions as a Panel member

by Camphill Village Trust Shared Lives

As an Independent Panel Member your role is to recommend the approval/disapproval/place restrictions on new and existing Shared Lives Carers. You have no legal responsibility, but you are there to advise the Registered Manager who will also attend Panel. Reports are sent to you by secure email at least two weeks before the Panel meeting. You then have time to prepare some questions you may wish to ask of the carers and assessor, which are directed by the Panel Chair. There is time set aside at the beginning of Panel for the members to discuss any concerns and there is also de-brief afterwards to share learning and thoughts with the Registered Manager.

Organisation description

Sometimes described as a little bit like foster care for adults, Shared Lives Carers offer true personalised support to adults with additional needs from within their own home - on either a long-term, overnight respite or day session basis.


Please contact us to discuss any access requirements

Preferred skills

We are looking for Panel members who may have
experience of working in the social care/voluntary/local
authority sector, or have/had a civic responsibility, and also a genuine interest in the local community/neighbourhood.

Experience gained

Group work, Panel experience, Assessment reviews

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Daytime
  • Evenings


  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity
  • To be a trustee or help on a committee

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