Shared Lives and Shared Days
What is Shared Lives
Shared Lives is a bit like fostering, but with the big difference that it is for people over 16 who want to live as independently as possible. Shared Lives carers provide people with the practical and emotional support they need to live life the way they want to. It is a completely flexible support service that can work for people from all walks of life, with all levels of need.
Who needs a Shared Lives Carer
Our customers are adults with learning difficulties, mental or physical health needs, or are elderly and need support and care to live as independently as possible in the community. They have a wide range of abilities and support needs. Some are fairly independent and only need guidance, reminders or explanation, others need assistance with most day-to-day needs.
Customers and carers are matched in terms of interests and location so that living together is an enjoyable, fulfilling, and valuable experience for all.
What Shared Lives carers do
As a Shared Lives Carer, you will support people to meet their goals, in whatever ways they need you to. You can either support someone while they live in your house with you and your family, or they can stay with you for a shorter period of time.
Alternatively, you can support someone for a few hours during the day. Our Shared Days service enables carers to support people for a few hours during the day.
You might support someone to:
- look after their finances
- get involved in their community
- go out on their own for the first time
- make new friends
- travel the world
- manage anxiety
- get into education
- learn how to bake
- get their dream job
- support and offer guidance to Look after their baby
- start a new life addiction-free
- do practical things in everyday life like washing, going to the loo or eating
The possibilities are as unique as each of the people we support.
For more information, please use the form link below to enter your details, and we will call you.