Shared lives scheme

The shared lives scheme is sometimes known as ‘adult placement’. It enables you to stay with a family you have been matched with to help you:

  • find independence
  • learn skills to live independently
  • enjoy life as part of a family and make new friends
  • join in with the family’s community
  • have a safe place to help you get ready to move into your own home

Shared lives carers are ordinary people who have been trained and DBS checked.

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You may have to pay for the shared lives scheme. This will depend on the outcome of your financial assessment.

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