Short-term support and respite - Shared Lives

Long-term live in support may not be necessary for everyone, so our Shared Lives scheme also offers short-term support.

This can involve visiting a Shared Lives carer a few days a week and sharing family life during those specific days.

Shared Lives carers also need breaks for themselves, so those in long-term support can visit another carer for a short break, to give their main carers some respite.

Short breaks can also be for individuals living with their families, allowing their family carers to have a break, while the supported person is provided a personalised ‘short break’ with Shared Lives carers.

Last updated 11 June 2024