What Shared Lives offers

The Shared Lives scheme offers support to people who need it. It gives people a chance to move in, or spend time with an approved Shared Lives carer. Together they share a home, family and community life.

People supported through the scheme learn new skills, take part in different activities, and have the chance to make new friends and become more independent.

Sharing your life can enrich the lives of everyone involved, including the community around you.

Benefits of joining the Shared Lives scheme

All the best moments in our lives are shared.

Whether you are someone who wants to make a difference, or someone looking for some extra support, Shared Lives can benefit you.

Medway Shared Lives carers can offer:

  • short-term or respite care
  • long-term placements
  • day support
  • transition placements between fostering and Shared Lives
  • home from hospital or temporary stays

See why we've been rated 'good' by Care Quality Commission (CQC).