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Shared Lives is an innovative scheme that provides care and support for adults with additional needs and allows them to live as part of a home environment within the community.

Shared Lives is run as part of the national charity Camphill Village Trust, and is an experienced charity and a recognised provider of services to those with various disabilities.

The Shared Lives Care Scheme is designed for adults who may have, learning disabilities,  physical disabilities or mental ill health as well as supporting older people and need assistance to live a better quality of life. It is an innovative and holistic alternative to residential care homes, and enables them to live independently but with a carefully matched family, couple or single person who tailor their care needs while helping them to develop life skills, such as friendships and roots in their community.

Arrangements can be live-in (living as part of the carers family), or short term such as short-breaks (respite).

If someone you know could benefit from the Shared Lives Scheme, or you want like to become a carer, visit Camphill Village Trust for more information.