Shared lives

How Shared Lives works

Shared Lives provides a tailored service in an approved family setting, where carers and their families offer specialised care and support to an individual. Our carers are trained to help, develop and maintain a person’s independent living skills within a community setting and to support them to build friendships and relationships.

The recruitment, selection and approval process for our carers is managed by a specialist ‘Shared Lives’ team who ensure that individual needs are matched with the appropriate carer or family.

Carers are selected by the ‘Shared Lives’ team because they are highly motivated and willing to engage in on-going professional support, advice and guidance throughout the ‘Shared Lives’ journey.

Who uses this service?

Shared Lives Services are available to people aged 16 and over with a wide range of support needs, including (but not limited to):

  • Physical and sensory disabilities
  • Mobility issues
  • Physical frailty
  • Mental health conditions
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Autistic spectrum conditions

Want to know more?

If you feel you or someone you care for would benefit from this service and you would like to have an informal chat or arrange a visit please contact:

01204 337537