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Date published: January 31, 2024

Updated Shared Lives agreements documents published

Shared Lives Plus have been working with Anthony Collins solicitors to redraft the Shared Lives agreements documents which comprise:

  • Carer agreement
  • Arrangement agreement
  • Licence agreement


The aim of this work was to mitigate  the risk of employment status claims and to ensure that the agreement documents truly reflect the day-to-day practices in Shared Lives arrangements. The supreme court ruling (Uber) in 2021 highlighted that whilst attention should be paid to written documents, greater weight and effort should go into aligning what is contained in the documents with actual practice.

Shared Lives Plus recognised how essential the input of Shared Lives schemes was  to this process and are grateful for their input too.

We are now able to launch this new set of documents, which are available to download in the Shared Lives Guidance section of the website.

Shared Lives schemes should archive or delete any older versions of these agreements that they have and use these new documents.

For more information on the difference between the old and new documents, please refer to the Shared Lives Guidance Changelog.