Shared Lives Northumberland
Shared Lives Northumberland provides care and support to adults with a learning or physical disability, a mental health problem or an older person in the Shared Lives carer’s own home. People who come to stay with carers are treated as part of the carer’s own family and either live there long term or for short breaks, for example when their families are away.
The aim of the scheme is to maximise the independence of individuals, provide high quality individualised care and enable people to fully participate in social and community life.
We envisage when someone comes to stay for a short break with one of our families it will be a more of a holiday experience.
Shared Lives Northumberland is run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Northumberland County Council. It is regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and a copy of the scheme inspection report can be seen on the CQC website.