The Shared Lives Scheme is a person-centred service, with applicants being very carefully matched with Shared Lives Carers.
About Shared Lives
Shared Lives offers support to vulnerable adults and young people (16+) with a learning disability, recovering mental health need, physical or sensory disability or those who require help because they are an older person.
HSL provides support for families who are caring for a dependant relative by offering periods of respite care.
Assists in rehabilitation or for light convalescence.
Provides a supportive caring environment as a step towards moving on towards independence.
Offers a long-term placement for people who wish to live with a family as part of the community and as an alternative to living in a large residential home, hospital setting, or alone.
Who is it for?
Adults aged 18 and upwards with:
- a learning disability
- a physical or sensory disability
- recovering mental health
- an older person who needs support
The scheme is also offered to:
- young people (16+) with a learning disability
- young people who are unaccompanied asylum seekers
Apply to be a Shared Lives carer
If you are interested in becoming a carer and want further information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01895 277025.