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Family based care for adults with support needs

Shared Lives

Shared Lives is a national scheme and our Local Authority Trading Company (Surrey Choices) operates the service in Surrey.

The team helps you to find a safe and supportive home environment where you can live as part of a family. This might be permanent, for the short term or for respite care.

Living in a Shared Lives family gives you:

  • an independent life
  • family accommodation in a home that suits you in your local community
  • Shared Lives carers that are matched to your needs and know your likes and dislikes
  • opportunities to develop friendships, networks and new interests.

Two people in a Shared Lives setting

As a Shared Lives carer you:

  • earn an income while making a real difference to a person’s life
  • benefit from special tax arrangements
  • receive training and ongoing support
  • share a fulfilling and valuable role in someone else’s life.

If you would like to find out more please visit the Surrey Choices website.

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  • Updated: 05 Feb 2013
  • Michelle Williams
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