Shared Lives South West
Shared Lives is all about one household sharing their lives, families, home, interests, experience and skills with other people who need some help and support.
If you need care or support to live independently shared lives could be right for you. You get support living with a carer in their family home, rather than going into a care home or having a carer. It can also be a step towards living more independently.
You can join shared lives for somewhere to:
- live long term
- stay for a short break
- go for one or more days a week
- go for day time support
Who can join shared lives
Shared lives is suitable for you if you have a learning or physical disability, a mental health problem, you're older or you're a young person leaving care.
If you'd like to join shared lives we need carry out a needs assessment to check you're eligible. Our shared lives scheme is through Shared Lives South West and you can find out more about the scheme and how to join on their website.
Support available with shared lives
The type and level of support you get will depend on your needs and who you live with but can include:
- support to make choices and decisions and be in control of your own life
- having company but staying independent
- sharing a clean home
- help to do things you choose to do
- meeting new people and making new friends
- being part of your local community
To discuss any of these vacancies, please call either 01626 360170 or 07849 568525 to speak to one of our team or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- 17 to 25 years old
- 26 to 64 years old
- Learning disabilities
- Mental health
- Physical disabilities
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