Shared Lives

Shared Lives is an alternative to supported living, home care and residential care homes.

It is for people aged over 16 who:

  • have a learning disability
  • have a physical disability
  • have mental health concerns
  • have dementia
  • need care and support because they are an older person
  • would benefit from support to live their lives

We can arrange long-term, short-term, respite or day support. People who are leaving the hospital can also ask for Shared Lives support. You may also get support at short notice.

What support you will get

A Shared Lives carer will support you in their home as part of their family. They can help you to:

  • complete everyday tasks
  • learn new skills
  • become independent
  • take part in social activities or events
  • access the local facilities
  • go out and about
  • make choices
  • achieve your personal outcomes
  • become part of your local community

Get referred to Shared Lives

Your social care worker or health care professionals can refer you to Shared Lives.

We will match you with an approved Shared Lives carer. You can meet your carer and get to know each other before you take their support.