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What We Do

Shared Lives

Shared Lives is a quality alternative to residential care settings where people live as part of a family.

image shows a person supported by the Shared Lives team

Shared Lives Carers support people within their own homes, either in a long-term arrangement, day support or on a respite basis, which may be a day, weekend, or a few weeks at a time.

People benefit from consistent support from people who know them well and build positive relationships and friendships. Shared Lives predominantly supports people with learning disabilities but we are now expanding our support to people with mental health support needs, dementia and young people moving to adult services. People are ‘matched’ with carers by finding out their interests, skills and what makes them tick. Family and community lie at the heart of everything we do. Shared Lives removes the traditional barriers of support and sees people flourish with a family.

The Certitude Shared Lives support team provides continuous support, guidance and training to carers, enabling them to deliver the very best support.

If you are interested in becoming a Shared Lives Carer or know someone who may benefit our support, please email