Supported housing

Hillingdon Shared Lives Scheme

The Hillingdon Shared Lives (HSL) Scheme provides accommodation, care and support for vulnerable adults or young people (16+) within a family setting.

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 or call us on 01895 277025.

Page last updated: 17 Mar 2023