Shared Lives: on film

Shared Lives carers provide a home for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. The aim is to enable them to be as independent as possible. It’s a personable alternative to traditional settings, which enables people to lead longer, healthier and happier lives.

Meet some of our inspirational Shared Lives carers and the people we support who offer an insight into the scheme and what it means to be involved.

Meet our carers

Shared Lives: on film

Meet Tina & Paul

"If you have room in your house and room in your heart, then do it, its really, really rewarding. Paul makes me feel happy all the time because I know he’s happy."

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Shared Lives: on film

Meet Donna, Diane & Richard

"It's a great feeling when you see someone moving forward, progressing and reaching their potential. You enrich us, Donna, you really do. You enrich the whole family."

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Shared Lives: on film

Meet Lin, Jim, Paul and Mark

"I think it is what it says on the tin. We're sharing our lives and Paul and Mark are sharing their lives with us. We're just living our own life with two people with a disability and supporting them."

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Shared Lives: on film

Shared Lives stories

A collection of short stories highlighting the positive impact Shared Lives can have on enabling greater independence, choice and opportunity, whilst leading an ordinary life within the community.

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