What can Shared Lives offer ?
A Shared Lives arrangement is very flexible and is individual to you and the support that you need to build and maintain your independence, it can be:
- somewhere to live
- somewhere to stay for a short break
- somewhere to go for day time support
In Shared Lives you are supported by someone called a Shared Lives carer who will share their home with you and include you as part of their family. There are lots of different kinds of Shared Lives carers, some are couples and some are single people, some have children, some provide support to more than one person.
All the Shared Lives carers who we work with in Milton Keynes are part of the Shared Lives MK scheme, and have been through our assessment process.
How to access this service
If you are interested in using this service, a Shared Lives Officer can tell you more about how the scheme works and they will help every step of the way. Please contact us for more information.