Shared Lives Plus in Scotland

Shared Lives Plus supports our Shared Lives carer and scheme members across the UK to thrive. In Scotland there are currently 16 Shared Lives schemes and approximately 330 Shared Lives carers. Shared Lives schemes cover 50% of local authorities, so there is still a lot of work to do to develop Shared Lives so that people across Scotland can choose Shared Lives for their care and support.
Shared Lives in Scotland is regulated by the Care Inspectorate in accordance with the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.

In Scotland, Supported Lodging schemes are inspected under the same legislation as Shared Lives and some are also members of Shared Lives Plus.

Shared Lives Plus offers support and guidance to our members in Scotland, we are currently working to raise awareness of Shared Lives at a senior, national level and to secure funding for our ongoing work to support members, raise awareness and develop Shared Lives across the country.

There is a Shared Lives committee in Scotland made up of representatives from Shared Lives Plus members. The Chair of the committee is Robin McLintock, a Shared Lives carer, and Vice Chair is James Hill, a scheme coordinator, both from the Midlothian scheme. 

Committee membership includes providers of services (local authorities and independent organisations) and Shared Lives carers.

For futher information on these or any other activities in Scotland, please contact Anna on the details above or the Shared Lives Plus office on 0151 227 3499

Contact our Scotland Team

Contact the Scotland Team who will be happy to help you.

Anna McEwen
Director of Support and Deveopment about Shared Lives in Scotland

Phone: 0151 227 3499

News for Scotland

  • New Shared Lives in Scotland Report published

    Shared Lives Plus have published a new report into developing the Shared Lives model in Scotland. The report is based on the findings of a number of seminars bringing together people who are involved in Shared Lives and has a foreword by Sandly Riddell, Shared Lives champion, and Director of Social Care in Fife.

    You can download the full report Scotland_Shared_Lives_report_2016_002.pdf

    Written on Tuesday, 01 March 2016 13:45 in Scotland News Read 2399 times

Scotland Focus - Publications

Scotland Conference 2014

This year's Scottish Conference is being held on 10th September 2014 at Carnegie Conference centre, Dunfermline. You can find out more by opening the attached form. If you have any further questions, then please contact