Shared Lives

Shared Lives is scheme where a carer shares their home, family life, interests and skills to help a person live independently. The needs of the person invited into a home varies. They may have mental health problems or a physical, sensory or learning disability.

An arrangement can be short or long term, and is often to enable a full time carer to have a break. The person being cared for could:

  • live in their home all the time
  • stay for a short break overnight, or at the weekend
  • stay for a short break of a week or longer
  • stay during the daytime only

We match people who use this service with a suitable Shared Lives carer. We make sure carers have the support they need to welcome someone into their life, and check that the person using the service is well.

Shared Lives

01275 888 368