Shared Lives is a great way to experience an alternative form of support, living in a family environment if you are living with a mental health condition.
Instead of more traditional support models e.g. a care home, supported living etc. , people who take up a Shared Lives scheme, live in a family arrangement supported by carers known as 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