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Hull Shared Lives Scheme

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What is the Shared Lives Scheme

Shared Lives is a chance for people to share their home with an adult who needs support and may otherwise be in residential care or live in isolation. Those who become Shared Lives carers are carefully matched with the person they look after and receive full training and financial support. They also have access to the network of professionals behind Shared Lives, who provide practical help and advice at every stage of the process

Hull Shared lives scheme supports adults with -

  • learning disabilities
  • mental health problems
  • other needs that make it harder for them to live on their own.

The schemes match someone who need care with an approved carer. The carer shares their family and community life, and gives care and support to the person with care needs.

Some people move in with their shared lives carer, while others are regular daytime visitors. Some combine daytime and overnight visits.

Hull Shared lives scheme are available offer an alternative to traditional kinds of care, such as Care homes

If you are interested in taking up Shared lives placement or are interested in becoming a shared lives carer, then you can contact the shared lives scheme using the contact details below -

Hull Shared Lives Scheme

2nd Floor Wilson Centre

Alfred Gelder Street

Hull

HU1 2AG

Telephone on 01482 300 300.

Become a shared lives carer

Could you care for someone in your own home?

If you think you could, Shared Lives might be for you. Under the Shared Lives scheme, families or individuals care for an adult with care and support needs in their own home, with support from Hull City Council.

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