Gloucestershire County Council’s Shared Lives Scheme (formerly called Adult Placement) is a countywide service offering short breaks, respite and longer term care to vulnerable adults living as part of a family, in that family’s home. The person can either live with the family
permanently, or go and stay with them for overnight short breaks, or for a few hours per week.
The Shared Lives Scheme is available to any vulnerable adult, 18 years and over (there is no upper age limit), who meets Gloucestershire County Council’s eligibility criteria. If the adult is assessed by a professional as having a critical or substantial need, they can receive a care service funded by Gloucestershire County Council.
The Shared Lives Scheme also offers a service to those who meet the eligibility criteria but who are paying privately for their care. Each is unique, and every carer, and the person whom they care for, are individually matched so that they are both happy living with one another.
If you would like to live in a Shared Lives home and be cared for by a Shared Lives carer, then you (or a family member, relative, friend, neighbour or any other adult)
should ring: 01452 426237 or: 01452 425722 or GUiDE on: 01452 331131.
Tel: 0800 015 1548 (if calling within Gloucestershire) or Tel: 0845 658 3888 (from outside the County) Alternatively, visit the website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/gaps for more information.