Shared lives - accomodation and support

If you are looking for support and accommodation, we will visit you and find out about your needs and likes, and then match you with one of our shared lives carers who lives in Newham. You live with the shared lives carer, and they offer you the support you need, and you socialise together and live life as friends. 

What is Shared Lives care?
In Shared Lives, an adult or young person who needs long term support is matched with a carefully approved Shared Lives carer, by their local Shared Lives scheme which are run or commissioned by council’s adult social care services. Together, the person needing support and the Shared Lives carer share the carer’s family and community life.
Half of the 10,000 people using Shared Lives move in with their chosen Shared Lives carer to live as part of their household; half visit for day support or overnight breaks. People get safe, personal care and support, in a place which feels like home.

They make friends and become more active: 85% felt it had improved their social life and 89% felt involved with their community.

There are 10,000 Shared Lives carers in the UK. All are approved following rigorous recruitment and training by one of the UK’s 140 regulated local schemes. There are 123 in England, two in Northern Ireland, eight in Wales and 11 in Scotland.

The Care Quality Commission rates the sector as 96% good/outstanding and it is typically £30,000 per year lower cost per person for people with learning disabilities.

Service access criteria: eligible for adult social care funding for supported accommodation
Connecting with others
Day to day helping hand
Services for older people
Support with housing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Non English speaking friendly
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