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Shared Lives Scheme

Shared Lives  

Shared Lives Worcestershire logoWorcestershire County Council's Shared Lives Scheme provides care and support to adult service users living with a Shared Lives Carer in the family home.

Our purpose is to provide a range of quality services across Worcestershire, which enables adults who need support to share in family and community life and which promote the strengths and abilities of each individual. Support ranges from personal care to practical support.

 People who are able to access our services:

  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with sensory impairments
  • People with mental health needs
  • Older people
  • People with acquired brain injuries
  • Family carer support


Do you want to be part of Shared Lives?

In Shared Lives, an adult who needs support and accommodation becomes a regular visitor to, or moves in with, a registered Shared Lives carer.  Together, they share family and community life.  If you would like to be a Shared Lives carer, fill in the form below and send it to or use the postal address given within the document.

Find out more

You can ask for help yourself or you may ask someone such as a relative, friend or health professional to contact us on your behalf. In the first instance contact should be made with:

Web links

  • Shared Lives Plus 
    The UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. Our members are Shared Lives carers and schemes, Homeshare programmes and micro-enterprises.

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This page was last reviewed 31 July 2014 at 13:50.
The page is next due for review 27 January 2016.