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Adult placement schemes

Here you can find out about Shared Lives our adult placement scheme.

Shared Lives - Shared happiness, shared rewards, shared fulfilment

The Shared Lives service offers short breaks, long-term care and daytime support for people who need extra help in their lives.

  • The best possible care.
  • The type of care that people really want.
  • Quality care that matches individual circumstances and assessed needs.

Our carers give this help in their own home or in the home of the person they are caring for.

At times, a stay away from home or a regular day out is the ideal option. It can also give family carers a welcome break. If care is needed for a longer period of time, Shared Lives offers that too.

Everyone gets something out of it:

  • Adults in need:
    • get a welcome break in a friendly environment;
    • meet new people;
    • enjoy different experiences;
    • and keep their independence;
  • Families get a break and a little time to themselves.
  • Carers get the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference.

It is a great way of letting people live independent lives with the security of having qualified support on hand.

How to use this service

To benefit from this service we will need to assess you. This assessment:

  • takes into account any special requirements you may have;
  • and it is to make sure the service can meet your needs.

If (after your assessment) Shared Lives is right for you, we will be in touch to move things along.

Shared Lives of Calderdale is regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

Contact the Shared Lives Team

For more about using the Shared Lives service, please contact: Gateway to Care.

Web chat: Our advisers are available to help, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. Chat now

Becoming a carer

Shared Lives carers are people from all backgrounds. They can be part of a family or couple or living alone.

  • You do not need experience or special qualifications.
  • You will get the right training to help you.
  • It usually takes three to six months to become an approved Shared Lives Carer.

You will enjoy new friendships, know you are doing something worthwhile and get payments to cover your costs.

If you have the time in your life and the space in your home, we want to hear from you.

For more about this, please email:

Equal opportunities

Calderdale Council has an Equal Opportunities Policy.

Our Shared Lives workers and carers will seek to ensure equality in the provision of treatment and care. This is for all of the people using our service.

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