Information for Service Users
What is a Shared Lives home?
A home can be:
- Somewhere 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.
There 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
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?
choose to live with you can bring your own things, if you wish, for
Your friends and family can visit you when you want to see
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
This page was last reviewed 6 February 2014 at 12:21.
The page is next due for review 5 August 2015.