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Looking for Shared Lives support?

Our Shared Lives service supports vulnerable people to live as independently as possible in the community. Shared Lives support can provide a long term home, a place to go for a break or somewhere to spend the day.

There are lots of reasons why people need Shared Lives support. They may find it too difficult to live alone, might want to move out of a residential home, be living with elderly carers who can no longer cope or be a carer themselves who needs support and a break.

What you can expect from Shared Lives

We can help find a home that is safe and supportive and where people can live more independently in the community. Support provided varies as everyone’s needs are different, but can include help with practical tasks as well as social skills and self-confidence in everyday living.

If the things listed below are important to you, then Shared Lives could be the right choice for you.

  • being part of a family
  • livening in your local community
  • learning new skills so you can look after yourself as much as possible
  • having privacy
  • enjoying new activities and meeting new people
  • making your own choices and decisions
  • being treated fairly, honestly and with respect

Where will I live?

Our registered Shared Lives carers are waiting to welcome you to their home. Like you, each of them is different and they come from all walks of life – some are single people, some couples and some families. What they all have in common though, is the desire to make a difference and help others.

We will talk to you about what sort of things you like and don’t like and we’ll match you with a Shared Lives carer who we think will be best placed to support you. It may take time for us to find a home that is right for you, but we will keep you updated so you know what is happening.

What do I do next?

If you think that Shared Lives is right for you and would like to find out more please get in touch with us and we will see how we can help - telephone 01952 381317.

Shared Lives

Sharing homes and maintaining independence