The support offered by Shared Lives is flexible, tailored to the needs of the individual.
Shared Lives support individuals who are vulnerable / living with dementia / have learning disabilities / have come from foster care and are transitioning to a life of independence.
There are over 800 Shared Lives carers across Wales and over 10,000 UK wide.
What does it take to be a Shared Lives carer?
A capacity to care, life experience and a willingness to train with a Shared Lives scheme to deliver the best support possible. Support can be short breaks, day support or long term/live-in. Careful matching of individuals means shared living can be the right choice, proving beneficial for people who need support and those willing to offer it.
During Covid-19 Shared Lives arel recruiting and short term support is needed now more than ever.