Shared Lives Carers provide care and support to people in the carer's own home, providing a community-based approach to supporting people to live their lives as independently as possible.

The Herefordshire Shared Lives Scheme is managed by Herefordshire Council. We recruit, assess and train Shared Lives Carers who live throughout Herefordshire; the carers then provide care and support to people in the carer's own home.

We offer long term and respite/short breaks with Shared Lives arrangements, working with adults of any age who wish to live or stay within a supported family-based Shared Lives setting.

If you would like more information on Shared Lives, either about living in a long term or short breaks Shared Lives arrangement, or for becoming a Shared Lives Carer, please get in touch with the team on using the details below.

We are a council-commissioned service, so the formal route to accessing support provided by a Shared Lives arrangement is through the council's Advice and Referral Team (ART) on 01432 260101.