Shared Lives is an alternative to home care and care homes for disabled adults and older people. 12,000 people use this service in the UK and it is available in nearly every area.
Shared Lives carers are recruited, trained and supported by local Shared Lives schemes, which have to be registered with the government's care regulator.
Shared Lives schemes in Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Shared Lives Scheme
George Beal House
Contact: Sheena Blake
Tel: 01234 228414
Luton BC Adult Placement Scheme
PTU Unit 1
Portland Court Unit 1
Contact: Linda Ambrose
Tel: 01582 548 273
For more information, visit the Shared Lives (link opens in new window) website.