Apply to become an Adult Placement Scheme carer
There are 2 ways to become an Adult Placement Scheme carer:
Use our online form to let us know if you are interest in becoming
an Adult Placement Scheme carer.
- Send us your application by post
Print out our
Application form (PDF, 85k) and once completed return
Eurogate Business Park
If you have any queries about the
application process, please contact us on 08458 247 905.
What happens next
You will receive an acknowledgement letter
within three days of us receiving your application. We will then
arrange an initial visit with you within two weeks of receiving
As part of the approval process, a full
assessment is undertaken on the main carer and other family
members. This will involve several home visits and will include
taking up personal and medical references as well as full checks
with the Criminal Records Bureau.
As part of the assessment you will also be
required to undertake some training and complete a workbook.
A decision will then be made as to whether
your application has been successful.
Once approval has been completed, the
assessment will be used as part of the matching process.
The approval and matching process may take a
long period of time as it is essential that everyone involved is
positive and happy about the proposed placement.
Adult Placement Scheme carers are
self-employed and placements are made on the basis of the needs of
vulnerable people and carers are not paid while they do not have a
person in a placement. Consequently Kent County Council can not
give any guarantees with regard to income.
If you are in receipt of housing benefit,
income support or any other state benefits, you are advised to
check your own position with regard to this.
It may be that deductions are made from your
benefits by the Department for Work and
Pensions . If you are receiving incapacity benefit you
cannot be the main carer.
You will also need to contact your insurance
company, landlord, or mortgage company to check whether approval is
necessary before accepting a paying individual into your home.
It is the carers’ responsibility to
declare payments received to the tax office.