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Information for Service Users

What is a Shared Lives home?

A home can be:

  • Shared Lives Worcestershire logoSomewhere to live
  • Somewhere to stay for a short break / respite

In every Shared Lives home you are helped and supported by someone called a Carer who will share their home with you and include you as part of their family.

Shared Lives Service User at HomeThere are lots of different kinds of Carers. Some carers are couples and some single people. Some have children. Some provide help and support to more than one person.

Shared Lives carers are located throughout Worcestershire. Some are in towns, others in the countryside. All are family homes and can offer long and short stays. Each home can only have up to 3 service users at one time so a high level of individual care / support is available in a family environment. You will have your own bedroom and the use of other rooms for example bathroom, living room, kitchen etc.

How can it help me?

Shared Lives Service usersWhoever you choose to live with you can bring your own things, if you wish, for your room.

Your friends and family can visit you when you want to see them.

Your carers will be happy to support you to do the things you like to do.

Your Shared Lives carer can support you to learn new skills and help you to live more independently.

Your carers will be paid each week to pay for the support you need.

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This page was last reviewed 6 February 2014 at 12:21.
The page is next due for review 5 August 2015.