Our Shared Lives initiative (sometimes referred to as adult placement) gives individuals the opportunity to live as part of the family and community of an adult care provider. Like foster care for vulnerable adults, Shared Lives involves those in need of care going to live with ordinary individuals, couple or families in the local community. This enables individuals taking up a Shared Lives opportunity and the Shared Lives carer/s to enjoy activities and life experiences together.
Shared Lives is more than just providing a roof over someone’s head. It is about providing friendship, companionship and company vulnerable people. It enables them to live independent lives, whilst promoting their health and well-being. It can reduce the need for admission to hospital or residential care and the costs associated with this kind of care.
Shared Lives can include:
Do you have room in your house for an extra person and an interest in providing care and support to those who need it? You could become a provider in our Shared Lives initiative.
Aspire will give you the training and resources needed to take someone into your home and become a Shared Lives carer. Taking someone into your home and offering home care service can be a challenging but ultimately an extremely rewarding experience. Contact us today if you would like to become involved.