Living with a Shared Lives carer
Shared Lives is when you live with paid carers in their home. Shared Lives is for people over 16 who have a learning disability. You can stay with a carer for a weekend or a few days holiday or for a longer time.
You will be able to
- develop new skills and meet new people
- get support to become more independent.
- plan for your needs
- find the best carer for you
- support you and your carer.
You can read about Shared Lives carers.
How to get a place
To get a place, talk to your social worker. We will ask them questions about you. We will find out if living with a Shared Lives carer is right for you.
If you don’t have a social worker, then you or a family member or a support worker can get in touch with the Shared Lives Team.
0131 469 6225