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Shared Lives benefits

The service helps by:

  • Giving family and carers the chance to have a break
  • Time to recover from an illness/injury/operation
  • Placing people when families may be experiencing crisis and emergencies
  • Allowing those who cannot live with their own family to live as part of a family

If you think you or someone you know could benefit from the service a social care assessment would take place to see if they are suitable.

Shared Lives carer's support adults over 16, eligible for social care services and who need support to live in the community.

People who use the service are welcomed as ‘one of the family’.

The result means that those who use the service are offered care with familiar people, helping them feel settled.