Make the difference

We work with some amazing people. Our carers and service users tell us all the time the difference Shared Lives makes to them! Why not explore their stories for yourself.

Shared Lives service-user Billy won as Young Achiever of the Year at the Love Where you Live 2023 Awards. We caught up with him and his carer Raph to find out more about why Billy was nominated.

Room for one more?

The Care Quality Commission rates the Shared Lives as 96% good/outstanding. Ranking it as the best form of social care in England. 

Shared lives provide safe, personal care and support in a place that feels like home.

According to My Shared Life 2022 data: 

  • 97% people in Shared Lives felt they were part of the family most or all of the time
  • 85% felt their Shared Lives carer’s support helped them have more choice in their daily life
  • 85% of people felt their physical and emotional health had improved

Hear from long-time Shared Lives carer Marie. Marie has been with us as a carer for 13 years and supports three long-term service-users. We spoke to her about her experience, how it allowed her to work from home and spend more time with her family.

Support someone to live well

Shared Lives users say they make friends and become more active with Shared Lives. 

According to My Shared life 2022 data:

  • 87% of people felt that their Shared Lives carer support improved their social life
  • 92% of people in Shared Lives felt involved in their community

Linda does respite care, welcoming ‘guests’ into her home for overnight stays or regular weekends. She can manage her own schedule and stay at home and care for her mother.

Change your life as well as theirs

Being a Shared Lives carer is a deeply fulfilling experience, being a part of someone else’s journey can be incredibly rewarding for our carers. 

“The best thing about being a Shared Lives carer is seeing the person you’re supporting grow within themselves. To achieve things. Whether it is a day-to-day task or a dream they have always wanted to do.”

Raph and his partner undertake a mix of long-term and respite care. This approach works well for them, Raph can continue to work at the local college and they are able to be flexible with who they care for.

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