Shared Lives - different types of support you can offer

Types of Shared Lives services

Long term placement

You can offer the opportunity to share your life and home on a long term basis, to maintain and/or expand independence and enable people to make full use of their local community.

Short breaks

You can offer the opportunity to offer short breaks from your own home. Regular or one off short breaks that are fun, skills enhancing and enjoyable for the service user and can offer a family carer a much needed respite break ranging from a day time break to long weekends right up to a 28 day stay, it depends on what you want to offer.

Day support

You can offer blocks of up to 6 hours supporting people in the family home or out and about enjoying opportunities in the community. The hours and times will be negotiated at the time of arranging the placement and to suit the specific needs of the individual service user/s. These opportunities could be as varied as working on an allotment and cooking the produce, to walking in the Lake District or accessing a voluntary work placement.