Shared Lives is an adult placement service that matches adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs with carers and their families, to live within their home.
The scheme offers an alternative to the usual housing support that people with learning disabilities and mental health needs 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
- All enquiries
- 0151 263 8644