Shared Lives Service
Who can be supported through a Shared Lives Arrangement?
All adults (18 years and over) who are assessed by the Adults & Communities Services as being eligible for this service. This could include:
- people with a learning disability
- people with mental health needs
- people with physical and sensory disabilities
- older people
- young people in transition into adult services.
Matching is key to a good Shared Lives arrangement and takes into account the requirements of the individual seeking a service and the skills and knowledge of the Shared Lives Carer and practical issues. It is also important that people like each other and think they can enjoy sharing every day life experiences.
Page Last Updated: 15 March 2011