Shared Lives provides a safe, secure home for adults who are not able to live on their own, by matching them with an approved Shared Lives carer.
Shared Lives carers share their home life and / or their community life to support an adult with additional needs to live their life to the fullest.
They are amazing individuals, couples, or families who have a range of skills, experience, and knowledge.
For older people, and those with a learning disability, physical disability, or mental health needs, taking part in everyday life is incredibly important. Shared Lives can help with the development of independent living skills, friendships, and a sense of wellbeing, all in a safe and supportive environment.
The support can be for a few hours, a few days, for regular breaks, or the adult can even live with a Shared Lives carer on a long-term basis in their home, as part of a family.