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Brand New Report Published - The State of Shared Lives in England. Click here for more #StateofSharedLivesinEngland

Liz Kendall MP meets Shared Lives Carers at UK Conference 2013

SHARED LIVES WEEK - Norman Lamb MP, Minister for Care and Support (centre) attended our UK Conference this week and is pictured here with Asif Khan (left) who co-chaired the conference and lives in a Shared Lives household in Glasgow.  Also pictured is Alex Fox, Chief Executive of Shared Lives Plus.

Welcome to SharedLivesPlus Online


SharedLivesPlus is the UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. Our members are Shared Lives carers and schemes and Homeshare programmes.

There are 12,000 Shared Lives carers in the UK. They share their family and community life with someone who needs some support to live independently. Shared Lives carers support disabled adults, older people with dementia, people with mental health problems, care leavers, disabled children in transition to adulthood, parents who have learning disabilities.  Homeshare involves matching someone who needs some companionship or a little help to carry on living in their own home, with someone who is willing to give a little help and needs accommodation. There are 11 Homeshare schemes in the UK.  

Shared Lives Plus recently received funding from the Big Lottery Fund and Nesta to to support our ambition of doubling the size of Shared Lives in the next five years, as we seek to build upon the amazing work and commitment delivered every day by Shared Lives carers and Shared Lives workers across the UK.

Shared Lives used to be known as Adult Placement.  We used to be called NAAPS UK and changed our name following the UK Conference in 2011

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Latest News From Shared Lives Plus

Booking is now open for our biennial Scotland Conference. To find our more information and to book please visit http://sharedlivesplus.invisionzone.com/index.php?/files/file/254-scotland-conference-2014/  

4 August 2014, 1:37 pm

You can see a wonderful piece with Dennis, Linda and Ben, a Shared Lives family in Doncaster by clicking here...

24 July 2014, 10:45 am

Three years after the Winterbourne View abuse scandal was exposed, the lack of change remains depressing. This report from Mencap...

16 June 2014, 8:23 am

Watch the BBC Film about Shared Lives carers Pauline and Dave and a Homeshare arrangement with Anne alongside an excellent interview with our...

4 June 2014, 11:45 am