Kirklees Shared Lives carers provide Day Support, or Short Breaks or a Long Term Arrangement to adults who have been assessed as needing this unique and flexible type of support. Prospective carers offer support depending upon the amount of time that they can spare to support someone in their own home.

What Shared Lives carers do?

They help many people including those with learning and physical disabilities, people with mental health needs and older people.

Shared lives can

  • provide an opportunity for someone to move from their family carers to live with a Shared Lives carer who will provide the ongoing support that they need.
  • provide family carers with a regular break from caring by providing Short Breaks.
  • encourage the person to maintain and develop their independence and life skills away from family carers and in a different environment.
  • provide support to a family during an emergency and offer reassurance that the person they care for is looked after during this time.

Interested in becoming a Shared Lives carer

Being a Shared Lives carer is a rewarding and worthwhile experience.

A Shared Lives carer is trained and paid an allowance for the support they provide. More information: Interested in becoming a Shared Lives Carer

Quality of service

The Shared Lives service is registered with Care Quality Commission and regularly monitored to ensure that we are meeting national standards. You can check the latest report on the link below.