Choosing somewhere to live
Shared Lives is sometimes called adult placements or adult fostering and is support for adults who are unable to support themselves independently. They might have a learning disability, physical or sensory impairment, or mental ill health.
Shared Lives means a vulnerable adult shares the daily life of a trained carer by living in the carer’s home as part of their family. Carers are specially trained after they have been through a recruitment process. Placements can be short or long term and can also be used for respite so that family carers can have a break.
To receive Shared Lives support the vulnerable adult will need to have a needs assessment.
If it's agreed that an adult placement is the best option, a Shared Lives scheme will then work with the vulnerable adult to match them with an adult placement carer. When a placement has been made it is monitored so that the adult’s outcomes are being met.
To arrange a needs assessment please contact Careline.