Katie has been a Shared Lives carer for a number of years, having originally started as a foster carer. She and her husband currently look after two young women, Sarah and Sarah, both of whom have learning difficulties.
The family divide their time between their home in Hull and their caravan at a nearby seaside complex, which they say is their favourite place to be.
Katie says: “My husband and I have been involved in Shared Lives for more than 12 years and it’s been a very good experience – we have other family members involved too. The best feeling is seeing how much someone can learn, how much progress they can make.
Jez, in the video below, taks about what it's like supporting someone who is vulnerable and what he gets out of it.