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RESIDENTS are being urged to make a difference by becoming a carer for vulnerable adults.

Portsmouth City Council’s shared lives service is holding a wellbeing day at The Learning Place, in North End, on July 16 for people who want to find out more.

The team needs more shared lives carers to provide support for people 18 and over who need help with their daily lives.

You can get involved if you have a spare room, have commitment, live in Portsmouth and are over 18.

It doesn’t matter if you already work and what your marital status or sexuality is.

The shared lives service is registered with the Care Quality Commission and potential applicants must undergo an extensive assessment process which will include references and a background check.

Though this can take several months, the shared lives team will give support.

The event will be from 10am until 4.30pm.