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 ‘foster’ family 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 physical and mental disabilities.
The Shared Lives Care Scheme is designed for adults who may have physical or mental health disabilities and need assistance to live a better quality of life. It is an alternative to residential care homes, and enables them to live independently but with a carefully matched 'foster' family who tailor their care needs while helping them to develop life skills, such as friendships and roots in their community.
Placements can be long term (living as part of the carers family), or short term such as day support or respite care.
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.