Shared lives supports vulnerable people so they can live as independently as possible in the community.
Who can use Shared Lives?
Shared lives is for people who:
- need support to live in the community
- are over 18
- are eligible for social care services
This includes people who have:
- a learning disability
- a mental health issue
- support or care due to their age
- a physical disability
- other disabilities or impairments which cause them to be vulnerable or at risk
What support does Shared Lives offer?
Shared lives support can be delivered in several different ways:
- Living in a carer's home - the person needing support may live in the carers own home and be supported in their everyday life. Sharing a carer's home can be to cover a short-term need (such as providing a break for a person's main carer) or a longer-term situation.
- Day time support - regular support sessions held in the carer's home
- Outreach support: the person needing support lived in their own home, a carer provide help as needed
How can I get support from Shared Lives?
To find out more about Shared Lives support Contact Us.
You will need as assessment to see if you are eligible for support. If you already have had an assessment please contact your social worker to find out more about support.