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What we do

Shared Lives Northumberland delivers a range of services. If you or someone you know is looking for a place to live or short break away, you can find out more about the services we provide here.

Our Shared Lives carers provide a range of support in their own family home for adults who are unable to live alone because of their age or disability. These include:

Long term arrangements

Shared Lives carers provide accommodation with support and/or care  to people who need stability and continuity, and whose needs can be met by living as part of a family.

Long term arrangements can last for many years, and allow people to enjoy the opportunities and experiences that family or home life can bring.

Short breaks

Shared Lives carers provide regular or one off breaks that are fun and enjoyable as well as offering families or other Shared Lives carers who look after someone the opportunity to take a break from their caring responsibilities.

These can range from an overnight break, long weekend, or up to 28 day stay. Short breaks are also used to try out living with a Shared Lives carer before moving in on a longer term basis.

Emergency arrangements

Sometimes a person may require accommodation, support and/or care at short notice, perhaps in the event of illness or a family crisis. Emergency arrangements are usually time limited and quite short.

Make an enquiry

If you have a general enquiry or would like to get in touch to request a service please click here for our enquiry form.

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