Shared Lives


In Shared Lives, an adult or young person who needs support is matched with a carefully approved Shared Lives carer, by their local Shared Lives scheme which are run or commissioned by council’s adult social care services. Together, the person needing support and the Shared Lives carer share the carer’s family and community life.

Half of the 10,000 people using Shared Lives in the UK move in with their chosen Shared Lives carer to live as part of their household; half visit for day support or overnight short breaks/ respite. People get safe, personal care and support, in a place which feels like home.

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Services Offered

  • Daytime Care
  • Residential Care
  • Respite Care

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Last Updated: 04/01/2023

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