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Shared Lives Scheme

Shared lives schemes are designed to support adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems, or other support needs. In shared lives, an adult with care needs is matched with an approved shared lives carer; the adult and the shared lives carer will share family and community life whilst getting care and support.

Further information on how the Council charges for the care and support it arranges.

Shared lives schemes are an alternative scheme to traditional kinds of care and are available across the country. Shared lives schemes are sometimes known as adult placement schemes.

Find details of local shared lives services.

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