Support for Internet Explorer

It looks like you’re using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser. This is now considered ‘end-of-life’, and Microsoft is withdrawing support for it because it uses outdated technology. This means that it will no longer receive important security updates and previous bugs will not be fixed.

This means that the risk and cost are placed on service providers to develop twice for modern browsers and again for Internet Explorer. As free, modern alternatives are available for most platforms it is difficult to justify spending public money on further development.

Please see the Withdrawal of support for Internet Explorer notice from NHS Digital for more information and guidance.

United Response: Become a Shared Lives Carer

An adult placement service based in the North West of England that matches adults with learning disabilities and/or autism with carers and their families, to live within their home.

Our Shared Lives scheme in the North West offers an alternative to the usual housing support that people with learning disabilities and/or autism have on offer to them, such as residential homes or home care.

It offers someone the opportunity to live in a family environment, allowing them to become part of a community, where they can develop relationships and grow in confidence.

We match carers and the people they support carefully and gradually introduce support, ensuring that both the carer and person supported are happy with the arrangement. The support is ongoing and changes with the needs of the individual.

Who can be a Shared Lives carer?

Anyone, of all ages and backgrounds, who is willing to open up their homes and make a difference to someone’s life is eligible to become a carer.

Both long-term and short-term caring opportunities are available. The Shared Lives team provides full training and pay for carers, working with them, and the person they are supporting, to ensure everyone has the help they need.

How can I access this service?
Telephone or email to find out more about becoming a Shared Lives carer
When is this service open?
General enquiries are answered Monday – Friday 9am -5pm.
How much will it cost me?
Training to become a carer is free. There are five courses that all new carers will need to take. These are first aid, safeguarding, data protection, person centred training and medication.
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What groups of people is this for?
The general public
What age groups is this for?
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city



Delivered in partnership with

Healthwatch Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool