Shared Lives Plus
Shared Lives Plus is the UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. Our members are Shared Lives carers and schemes, Homeshare programmes and micro-enterprises.
Shared Lives carers share their family and community life with adults who need some support to live independently, including disabled adults, older people with dementia, people with mental health problems, and others. Homeshare matches those who need some companionship or a little help to carry on living in their own home, with someone who is willing to give a little help and needs accommodation. Micro-enterprises are very small community services, offering activities, transport, hot meals, advocacy or home help.