Shared Lives (Adult Placement)

About this service

The Shared Lives Service provides accommodation, care and support to people unable to live independently. The service is provided in the home of approved Shared Lives carers, where people are helped with their everyday needs - from guidance, reminders or prompts to help with everyday tasks, personal care and accessing health services. People are encouraged to maintain their independence skills, health and well-being, a balanced diet and supported to make choices and decisions. Living with a Shared Lives carer’s family helps people feel more confident, included and valued as a citizen of the community.

Shared Lives Team role

We match a person in need with a suitable Shared Lives carer and their family. We plan long-term placements, also short-term, respite and sometimes daytime provision. It can provide a break for families, or be used as a stepping stone for someone coming out of hospital or moving from one setting to another.
Our team monitor the quality of the service being provided by the Shared Lives carers.

How can I access the service?

A needs assessment is required to ensure that a person has eligible and unmet social care needs. To request an assessment please talk to the Advice and Contact team.
The Shared Lives team can then be contacted to enquire about suitable vacancies.

A further financial assessment is made by Wiltshire Council to determine how much each person is able to contribute towards the cost of their care and support needs in the Shared Lives placement.

Who should I contact for more information?

Wiltshire Council Shared Lives Service:
Tel: 01722 438196 or 01380 826451
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Reviewed: 8.2.19. Updated 13.2.19