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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.

Contacts details

Address:Suite 3
Zealley House
Greenhill Way
TQ12 3SB
Telephone number: 01626 360170
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If you need care or support to live independently, shared lives could be right for you. You get support from 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 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 are 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 to carry out a needs assessment to check if you're eligible. The Shared Lives scheme is operated via Shared Lives South West, and you can find out more about the scheme and how to join on their website.

Support is available with shared lives

The type and level of support you get will depend on your needs and who you live with, but they 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 you do things you choose to do
  • meeting new people and making new friends
  • being part of your local community

Host carer vacancies

Browse through the approved and trained host carers who currently have vacancies to offer accommodation and supported living in their own family home.

Find a Host Carer in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset

To discuss any of these vacancies, please call either 01626 360170 or 07849 568525 to speak to one of the team members, or email

What is Shared Lives? (PDF) [3MB]

Short breaks (PDF) [678KB]

Become a Carer (PDF) [486KB]

Transitioning to Shared Lives South West (PDF) [778KB]

Find out more about how we can help you 

Shared Lives Southwest

Shared Lives Southwest

Shared Lives Quote



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Based: Devon
  • 17 to 25 years old
  • 26 to 64 years old
  • 65+
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Dementia
  • Physical disabilities

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