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Become a Shared Lives Carer

shared lives08A Shared Lives carer is someone who opens up their home and family life to include an adult with support needs. Shared Lives carers come from all walks of life and don’t need qualifications or experience, just the right attitude and a willingness to truly share their lives with another person.

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Sign the social care petition!

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 As part of the Care and Support Alliance, Shared Lives Plus has launched a petition to ensure the Government to bring forward their proposals to fix the social care system so it helps all those that need it. 

Right now, over one million disabled and older people are left to struggle each day without the support they need. Very basic support such as help to get out of bed, wash, eat. The numbers of people needing help have gone up by 50% in the past seven years and are only going to get worse.

We need 100,000 signatures on our petition to get the Government to act and publish their proposals to give people the basic support they need, which includes meaningful consultation with those that need care.



About Shared Lives

about shared lives coverShared Lives is a way for people who need extra support to live well. It's an alternative to home care and care homes for disabled adults and older people. It is used by nearly 14,000 people in the UK and is available in nearly every area.


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What is Homeshare

Shared Lives Plus works with Homeshare schemes to develop common methods of working, research new areas of potential growth and campaign on issues which affect Homeshare. 



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Join Shared Lives Plus

You can join Shared Lives Plus either as a Scheme or as an individual carer. Use the buttons below to pick which suits you most.

Scheme Registration

Shared Lives carer Registration

Alternatively you can complete and return this membership form docCarer membership form 

Please see details of our Public Liability Insurance docPL Insurance information

About Shared Lives Plus

Shared Lives Plus is the UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. Our members are Shared Lives carers and workers, and Homeshare programmes. Shared Lives used to be known as Adult Placement.

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We are building a new website!

We know it’s tricky to find what you need. Early next year, you’ll find a new website here with a fresh new look!

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0151 227 3499 and we will help you.

For latest news, check our Twitter feed @SharedLivesPlus

Shared Lives in my area

Shared Lives plus has projects throughout the UK.

Find out more about Shared Lives Plus in your area.

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Shared Lives at the Heart of Health

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