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Thursday, 15 February 2018 13:26

Evaluate Shared Lives in health

Call for an evaluation partner for Scaling up Shared Lives in health

We are looking for an evaluation partner to establish the costs, enablers, impacts and any advantages to people and local health systems who use Shared Lives. We will use this evaluation to inform future funding and development decisions.

Our “Scaling Up Shared Lives in Health” programme runs from 2016 to March 2021 and will result in 2,000 people with health needs being supported by Shared Lives carers. NHS England have invested £1.75m and seven CCGs have match funded local developments, with further CCGs coming on board without match funding.

Shared Lives is where a person who needs extra support, in this case, with their health, moves in with or visits an approved Shared Lives carers. Together they share home and community life. It is an alternative to “conventional” care and accommodation models used by the NHS, which is potentially lower cost and more person-centred, reflecting the intended system and culture shifts of the Personalised Care agenda.   

For a copy of the specification, including indicative budget, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for bids is 5pm, Thursday 12 March at 5pm.

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