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Shared Lives

Shared Lives is a scheme that matches adults who need support with host carers. They provide respite, long term car or day support in the carers own home. This enables adults who need support to live a happy, health and more independent life within their local community.

A Shared Lives carer offers support and care in their own home under the supervision and support of a Shared Lives scheme. The carer must be willing to include the people who live or stay with them in their family and home life alongside other family members.

Shared lives is available to people over the age of 18 but assessment starts from 16 onwards. The service is open to anyone who meets the criteria and could include a variety of people such as adults with learning disabilities, someone with mental health needs or the elderly or people living with dementia.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Philippa Fox
Contact Position
Scheme Supervisor
01229 404005
Scheme website

Where to go

Shared Lives South Cumbria
Old Library
Cavendish street
LA12 7AD

limited parking

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals via Social workers are required for people who wish to use the service. For carer applications, these can be made directly.

Last updated: 05/02/2021
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