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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 15:05

Welcome to our story library

We all love a good story and here we've got many to choose from: tales of the ordinary and the extraordinary from Shared Lives schemes and carers across the whole of the UK.

If you have a story you would like to share, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., we would love to hear from you! Please use this consent form so we know you are happy for us to use your story and photos in public.   

"Does my heart look big in this?!", Arabella Weir, TV actress and comedienne, goes looking for everyday kindness and finds two unrelated people living an extraordinary life together - VIDEO, November 2018

"People are not doing things for me all the time, and this makes me happy" James Rosborough, Ambassador, October 2018

"I have never wanted to be anyone else, I am far too happy being me", Nick Sayers, Ambassador, October 2018

"We are all pretty cool in our own way" Rachel Turner, Ambassador, October 2018 

"It's finding the right chemistry" Sharisse, John and Paul, Birmingham, August 2018

"He's got his personality back" Darren Brooks and Tony Kirby, Hertfordshire, July 2018

"We need to give more people the chance of happiness, like the happiness Shared Lives gave to me" Meg, July 2018

"Our relationship is built on a solid foundation of equality and mutual respect" Chris and Ali, Birmingham, June 2018

"Sarah is part of my family" the housesharing scheme for adults" Manchester, The Guardian, 18 May 2018

"How ordinary homes can fight mental ill health" Chris, Stuart, Doug, Hampshire, 15 May 2018

"Part of the family": the strangers brought together by sharing a home" The Guardian, March 2018, Andy and George in Manchester who Homeshare, and Jonathan and Alison who do Shared Lives





Karen and Phillip