Shared Lives carers
Vulnerable adults who want to live as part of a family
or household can do so with the support of the Shared Lives (Adult Placement Scheme). It
is similar to fostering, but is for adults rather than
We are looking for more people to become approved Shared Lives
carers. We'll support you through the process and provide
training for this rewarding, flexible and valuable role. If
you’re positive, patient and have a spare room contact us for more
information about this valuable community role.
Being a carer means taking someone into your home who is unable
to live independently and requires some practical and emotional
support. Placements can either be on long term basis, respite or as
a stepping stone to independent living.
- What makes a good carer?
Are you interested in helping vulnerable adults? Do you have
sensitivity and warmth? A sense of humour? Find out
about what makes a good Adult Placement Scheme carer.
- Apply to become a carer
Let us know if you are interested in becoming a carer by completing
our online form or by sending us you application form in the
- Finding a good placement match
We make sure that those on the scheme are completely comfortable
with their prospective carer(s) before they start to live
- Ongoing support for carers
Staff employed by the Adult Placement Scheme provide
ongoing help and support to both carers and users of the
- Document library
Our library holds useful guidance that can aid carers in their
daily roles and forms that are used on a frequent basis.