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In a Shared lives placement, you live with a family and they share their home, lives, families, interests, experience and skills with you.
Care takes place in the home of a local family.
You’ll have your own room and can bring your own things.
You’ll still be able to do the things you normally do.
You will be able to see your family.
The Shared lives carer:
will support you to live the life you want, to keep in touch with your family and friends and to enjoy day-to-day activities.
can also support you with daily living tasks such as personal care, emotional support and help you develop independent living skills.
Your support is tailored to you.
Who is it for?
Shared lives might be suitable for you if you’re an adult aged 18 or over, with eligible care and support needs and have:
a physical disability or
a learning disability or
mental health problems
drug and alcohol dependency
How long are placements for?
Shared lives placements can provide you with:
long term accommodation and support
short breaks sometimes known as respite
home from hospital care
daytime support as a stepping stone into living by yourself
Is the Shared lives service regulated and inspected?
All our Shared lives carers are checked, approved, trained and monitored by the Shared lives service.
The Shared lives service is regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the social care regulator. The last inspection took place on 9 May 2016. The overall summary and rating of the service was 'good'.