Shared Lives is registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC), and is available to any adult who has had an assessment completed by the council's adult social care or adult mental health services.
Shared Lives can offer you the opportunity to live in a family home where you will be made to feel part of the household. You will have your own bedroom and shared access to the rest of the home with other members of the family and up to two other service users.
You will be supported to keep relationships with your friends and family. They will be able to visit you at your new home or you can continue to visit them if you wish.
It is important that your new carers have information about you and know what you like and dislike, what you can do and what you need help with. A member of the Shared Lives team will help you write a support plan that tells your new carers all about you.
When you move in to your new home, a member of the Shared Lives team will visit you and your carers to find out how things are going. This will give you both a chance to talk about your feelings and whether you are happy or not.
Your carers will be able to help you with things that you need support with like going to the shops, the cinema, day services, or to work or college, washing and dressing, managing your money and preparing a meal.