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PossAbilities Shared Lives

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

Who to contact

01706 626747
Shared Lives website

Who is it for?

Supporting People With
Learning disability
Mental health
Autistic Spectrum
Physical impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Profound or Multiple Needs
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Last updated date:
18 August 2021

We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Trafford Directory disclaimer


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