Shared Lives

The Shared Lives scheme offers support to adults with disabilities. It gives people an option to live with or spend time with an approved Shared Lives carer. 

People supported through the scheme:

  • learn new skills
  • take part in different activities
  • have the chance to make new friends
  • become more independent.

Who can get Shared Lives support

If you're disabled and need more support than staying put, Shared Lives might be an option for you.

Your current carers can apply to become Shared Lives carers, or you can move into a new placement.

You can only get support from Shared Lives through the Disability 0 to 25 team or adult services in Medway Council. 

If it is an option for you, your social worker will work with the 0 to 25 team before you turn 18. You'll also need to be assessed by adult social services as they need to agree to your placement. 

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