What is available?
Shared lives and supported placements offer vulnerable young
people, adults with learning disabilities or mental health and
older people the chance to receive the care and support they need
in a different setting to the family home, or the supported
accommodation, in which they usually live.
Placements are arranged in the homes of carers who have been
recruited, trained and approved for this purpose. Placements can be
short term, lasting anything from one night to several weeks,
enabling both the person with learning disabilities and their
carers to have a break. Or they can be more long term, providing
the opportunity for the person receiving support to live as part of
the family. Emergency placements are also available.