Shared lives

"I need to live in a home where I can get help but still keep my independence"

Accessing shared lives

Do you want to continue living at home?

We know it's important to stay independent for as long as possible, in your own home.

What you must pay

Your carer receives a fixed payment for taking care of you, rent and other household expenses, such as food and utility bills.

Part of this payment will be covered by us but you will need to contribute the remaining amount. The amount you contribute will depend on your circumstances. Find out more about paying for your care.

How to access this service

Before you can access this service, you must have had a needs assessment. This assessment will determine if you qualify to use this service. It will be offered to you as an option if you do qualify.

How this service is regulated

Shared lives is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The scheme meets the regulations in the Health and Social Care Act 2008. This means the service is checked to make sure things are being done properly.

Interested in becoming a shared lives carer?

Open your home to someone with a care need, and you could make an amazing difference to their life.