Wiltshire Council’s Shared Lives Scheme

For further information about Shared Lives, please contact the council at:

Wiltshire Shared Lives,
Wiltshire Council,
PO Box 2281,
Wiltshire SP2 2HX

Tel: 01722 438196

Sheltered housing

To apply for sheltered housing, download the application form from the Homes 4 Wiltshire website and return it to the Homes 4 Wiltshire team. Visit:

Extra care housing

For further information, please contact a customer adviser on: 0300 456 0111.

Some of the extra care schemes in Wiltshire: 

Crammer Court

Church Walk,
Wiltshire SN10 3AW

Aster Living

Tel: 01380 739694

Meadow Court

Aston Close,
Wiltshire SN9 5AH

Ridgeway Community Housing Association

Tel: 01672 569150

Florence Court

Rutland Crescent,
Wiltshire BA14 0NY

Bedfordshire Pilgrim Housing Association

Tel: 01225 764400

Bell Orchard
Bell Orchard
Field Close
BA13 3AR

Selwood Housing

Phone: 01225 715 715

Dairy View

Cloatley Crescent,
Royal Wootton Bassett,
Wiltshire SN4 7FU

Tel: 0300 456 0104

My Home Life

My Home Life is a UK-wide initiative, sponsored by Age UK, City University and Dementia UK, aimed at promoting quality of life for those who are living, visiting or working in care homes for older people. Its focus is: ‘what makes life good in care homes now, what could make them better and how might we get there?’.

Wiltshire Council, as part of its commitment to working with care homes to improve quality of life, has invested in the My Home Life programme. Over the past four years the council has supported more than 30 care home managers to participate in the Leadership Support Programme, which gives the skills to integrate the best-practice themes detailed below into the day-to-day culture of their care home.

My Home Life identifies eight key themes that focus on what best-practice in care homes for older people looks like in the 21st century, which could be useful to keep in mind during conversations with care homes:

  1. Maintaining identity – by staff learning more about residents’ lives it enables them to adopt a more person-centred approach to tailor care and support to each individual’s needs
  2. Sharing decision-making – everyone’s contribution being valued to help the care home function as a true community
  3. Creating community – through the relationship between residents, their family, friends, staff and the wider community
  4. Managing transitions – moving to a care home is a major transition in life which may involve considerable losses, but, with appropriate planning and support, can bring benefits and improved quality of life for older people and their families
  5. Improving health and healthcare – recognition that health is fundamental to quality of life
  6. Supporting good end of life – an emphasis on personal need and dignity through which the resident, their relatives, friends and staff are supported
  7. Keeping workforce ‘fit for purpose’ – using research and sharing good practice to identify and meet the education and training needs of the care home workforce
  8. Promoting a positive culture – promoting a positive perception of life in care homes for all those involved and highlighting good practice

For more information and examples of good practice, visit: