Shared Lives matches an adult who has care needs with an approved shared lives carer. These carers share their family and community life, and give care and support to the adult with care needs.
Some people live with their shared lives carer, while others might be daytime visitors or stay for shorter periods of time.
Carers are carefully vetted and trained, and the scheme is monitored by the Care Quality Commission to ensure the highest level of care in people’s homes.
As part of your social care assessment you can consider Shared Lives as one of your options.