Shared lives carers scheme

We need carers from all walks of life to provide homes for adults from different backgrounds

You could be younger or older, married, living with a partner or single, from any culture or religion, with or without children, a home owner or tenant.

A Shared Lives carer shares their home and family life with a young person or adult who needs support to live their everyday life.

  • could you offer support for one or two days a week, or overnight stays to offer respite for family carers?
  • do you have room in your heart and home for someone to move in with you for a few weeks, months or maybe years?

People visiting or moving in with Shared Lives carers may have been in foster care, have learning or physical disabilities, may be an older person with frailty or dementia, or have mental health.

You should be in reasonably good health and you must be able to offer safe and friendly care.

All new carers will undergo an application process which will help us gain an understanding of your way of life and assess your suitability as a carer.

To make an enquiry or to discuss anything further, please contact the Shared Lives team on 01254 585 899 or email