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Shared Lives Week 2021

Shared Lives Week (14-20 June 2021) is our annual flagship campaign to celebrate the best of Shared Lives and show our gratitude for the amazing work of our Shared Lives carers.

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The theme this year is ‘resilience’. We know it’s been a tough year – and many Shared Lives carers have gone above and beyond the call of duty to carry on providing the best care to those they support.

We’ve put together a week of activities and events for people to take part in.


Shared Lives Plus members can find more information about how they can get involved in Shared Lives Week on their Members Dashboard page.

The Big Share in the open air

We’re looking forward to being outside with friends and family again, and what better way to enjoy the sunshine (fingers crossed) than with a picnic! We hope as many of you as possible can take part in The Big Share in the open air. You might decide to keep it small and simple with a backyard bubble, or organize a green-space get together with friends and neighbours. All we ask is that you stick to whatever restrictions are in place at the time, stay safe, and only do whatever you feel comfortable with.

Take videos of clinking your glasses and send them in – we’re going to make a celebratory video of Shared Lives week 2021!

Meet The Sharers

During this year’s Shared Lives Week, we are launching a year-long social media takeover campaign. We’re giving Shared Lives families across the country direct access to our social media accounts, so they can tell people all about their own Shared Lives. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, their challenges and achievements – families can share whatever they want.

No two Shared Lives are the same, and they all deserve to be celebrated. We can’t wait for everyone to see that in Shared Lives week and beyond.

You can follow the campaign, or apply to take part, on our Meet The Sharers page.

Events in Shared Lives Week

With schemes and families across the country, there’s always a lot going during Shared Lives Week. Find out what’s going on near you, or online, with our Shared Lives Week events calendar.

Shared Lives Photo Exhibition

It’s been a heck of a year hasn’t it?

For Shared Lives Week, we’re putting together a photography exhibition capturing what life has been like for Shared Lives Families over the past 12 months or so. You can see the photos, and vote for your favourites, over on our Facebook page.


Shared Lives Plus Annual Awards 2021