Shared Lives easy read

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Shared Lives is when people share family life.

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They live in a family home with other people.

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It could be for a day or two.

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It could be for a week or two.

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It could be all the time.

In Shared Lives

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You have your own bedroom.

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You share the rest of the house.

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You can have a front door key.

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You can get involved in family life.

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Your carer or family will support you with things you want to do.

How it works

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Shared Lives staff find families who can welcome people into their homes.

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The families are carefully chosen and checked by staff to make sure they are good at supporting people.

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The families are trained to help and support people.

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You tell Shared Lives staff what you like and what you like to do.

They will try to find a family or carer that is right for you.

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With Shared Lives you can learn new skills.

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You can make new friends.

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Shared Lives can help you become more independent.