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Shared Lives Care

Shared Lives offers stability and security for people to live their best life. But what does it involve, and who does it help? This page gives a clear introduction to Shared Lives services in Wales. We also have advice for anyone looking to become a Shared Life carer.

Find your local Shared Lives scheme

Gwynedd and Angelsey Shared Lives Scheme 

PSS North Wales (Conwy, Denbighshire and Wrexham)

Powys Shared Lives Scheme

West Wales Shared Lives Scheme (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion)

Ategi (Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Cardiff

Vale of Glamorgan Shared Lives Scheme and Bridgend

South East Wales (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Torfaen, Newport, Merthyr Tydfil and Monmouthshire)

What is Shared Lives?

Shared Lives is for people aged 18+ who want to live independently, with the added support of a family and community network.  It is an alternative to supported living or residential care and support takes place in a supportive family home.

Shared Lives carers work in their own homes and communities, choosing when and how much they work.  The support carers provide could be a day a week, a few days at a time or long-term, live-in care and support (or anything in between).  They are carefully matched with a person who is seeking the opportunity of Shared Living. Shared interests, lifestyles and sense of humour are just some of things that are considered to ensure the right match.

Shared Lives carers share family life with a person who needs support to live well and get to see first-hand the amazing difference a Shared Life can have.  Gaining independence, learning new skills and experiencing a sense of belonging as an active member of their community really helps people grow in confidence and wellbeing.

Find out more about the difference Shared Lives Carer's makes to people's lives


Roles within Shared Lives Care

Shared Lives Carer

Shared Lives provide support to people with: learning disabilities physical disabilities living with dementia mental ill-health people needing to leave hospital young people in transition from foster care older people parent and baby placements for new parents with learning disabilities. Who can become a Shared Lives carer? Shared Lives carers come from all walks of […]

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