Shared Lives offers people an alternative and highly flexible form of accommodation and/or care or support using the Shared Lives carer’s home as a resource. Shared Lives arrangements are set up and supported by Trafford.
Shared Lives scheme and the care and accommodation people receive is provided by ordinary individuals, couples or families in the local community. Individuals and their Shared Lives carers enjoy shared activities and life experiences. Shared Lives enables a wide range of people (aged 16 plus) who need support to live independent lives and have their health and well-being promoted.
Shared Lives can:
- Support people with Learning Disabilities, physical disabilities, mental Health, Dementia, older people and vulnerable young people
- reduce the need for admission to hospital or residential care (for example through ‘Home from Hospital services)
- support disabled or ill parents to continue to look after their children and young people (aged 16+) in transition to adulthood.
Shared Lives care and support may include:
- Long term accommodation and support
- Short breaks
- Day time support
- Rehabilitative or intermediate support