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Advice for local authorities and CCGs

We offer strategic advice to people who want to make the most of their Shared Lives and Homeshare schemes, so more of us can enjoy the best quality and safest form of social care and support.

If all areas caught up with the best performing, 35,000 people could enjoy Shared Lives, saving over £225 million every year in addition to cost avoidance with reduced trips to A&E, GPs, hospital admissions and reduced reliance on community health services.

Did you know your Shared Lives scheme could save you over half a million pounds a year?

Shared Lives is a growing part of social care (30% growth in the last five years) and it’s consistently rated it as the best quality and safest form of care by the CQC, so we know it has significant potential to transform individuals’ lives and society to be more connected, inclusive and human.

You might know it as a service for people with a learning disability, but Shared Lives can offer so much more support to a diverse range of people – and it’s cost-effective. Homeshare is a common sense, safe way to reduce loneliness and tackle the housing crisis, supported by local organisations and enjoyed by over 1,000 people.

We offer a range of bespoke and specialist advice and support:

  • Detailed data analysis of productivity and cost-benefit delivered by Shared Lives
  • A business case and options appraisal for developing and growing Shared Lives
  • Setting up a new Shared Lives scheme
  • 360° independent reviews of existing Shared Lives provision
  • Expanding and diversifying Shared Lives based on evidence-based practice
  • Developing a practical and targeted approach to effective Shared Lives carer recruitment

Take a look at our free toolkit for commissioners below, developed by our partners Social Finance, with social care and health commissioners.

If you’re interested in working together, please contact Mark Gallagher, strategic advice manager,, 07551 154935 or ring our friendly team on 0151 227 3499 today.

“Working with Shared Lives is a way forward for people who slip through the net. People with brain injury are all unique – so we have to find unique solutions for them. Shared Lives gives us opportunities to explore people’s potential in a new way. ”

- Gerry White, Head Injury Team Leader, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust