Wiltshire Council’s Adult Placement Service

This service provides long-term accommodation, short-term stays, respite and day activities to:

• people with a learning disability;
• people with a mental health difficulty;
• older people;
• people with physical disabilities, head injury or sensory impairment;
• people requiring ‘Home from Hospital’ services.

Our service is provided in the households of approved ‘adult placement carers’ who offer support or care as required by the person placed with them. Once a person has been referred to us, usually by their care management team, we match them with an adult placement carer who has a vacancy. A series of introductions are arranged to help them get to know each other before deciding whether or not to set up an adult placement.

Our team then monitors each placement to help ensure that the arrangement is an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for all concerned. For further information about adult placement, which is also known as ‘Shared Lives’, please contact us at:

Wiltshire Adult Placement Service
Wiltshire Council, PO Box 2281, Salisbury,
Wiltshire SP2 2HX
Tel: 01722 438196
Email: Christopher.lyne@wiltshire.gov.uk