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Campaign to encourage more of us to become carers

Jayne signed up to the scheme after her children left home. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cambridgeshire County Council has launched a campaign to attract more people to open their homes to someone needing care and support into their homes.

Shared Lives pays households to offer long-term or respite care to elderly people or adults with learning disabilities.

Rachel Tull from Murrow near Wisbech goes to stay with her carer Jayne one weekend every month.

Carers do get paid but Jayne says it's the experience that is rewarding. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's very rewarding and the chance to give the person's family a chance of a break which they might not normally get and it puts something into my life too.. Rachel's great fun.. we do nothing but laugh the whole time she is here"

– Jayne Sommersby, Respite carer

For more information on the Shared Lives scheme, and to find out how to join click here