The State of shared lives in England – report
Shared Lives Plus has recently published its report on shared lives in england.
In Shared Lives (previously known as Adult Placement) the goal is an ordinary family life where everyone gets to contribute to real relationships and is able to be an active, valued citizen. Shared Lives promotes independence and choice and offers
respite to family carers. Older and disabled adults are matched with compatible Shared Lives carers who are able to support and to include an adult in their family and community life.
Shared Lives can provide long term arrangements where the individual moves in to live with the Shared Lives carer and their family, or short breaks and day support for people who may live with family carers. Shared Lives carers provide personal care and local Shared Lives schemes are regulated by CQC.