The Shared Lives program offers personalised support in a homely environment, helping people to live their lives to the fullest.
Shared Lives is flexible and offers a range of services tailored to the needs and preferences of each individual.
It is an alternative to traditional care settings and promotes independence, choice, and community inclusion.
The program is aimed at a wide range of people, including:
Adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, or mental health problems
Older people who need extra support to live independently
Young people leaving care who need a stable home environment
People who require short-term support following a hospital stay or illness
Anyone who is socially isolated and would benefit from living with a supportive family or community.
More information can be found at nhs.uk.
Shared Lives Plus
Details of their Shared Lives schemes can be found at this link.
Shared Lives Carers
Before you can become a shared lives carer, you’ll need to apply and go through an approval process.
This is to make sure you meet the correct standards for a shared lives carer, and have the skills to prepare you for the role.
The application process takes between 3 and 6 months to complete.
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