Shared Lives is a great way to experience a normal life if you are living with a mental health condition.
Instead of going into a care home, people who take up a Shared Lives scheme, live in a family room with Shared Lives carers. They have a room of their own and become part of the family, supported by people who have been specially trained to understand mental health conditions.
Shared Lives is available to anyone who is accessing adult mental health services supported by a care co-ordinator, community mental health nurse or mental health social worker.
There may be a charge for a Shared Lives placement. A financial assessment will be undertaken to see if you have to make a contribution.
Cherwell Wellbeing Hub, Cherwell Avenue, Heywood, OL10 4SY
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale residents