Shared Lives

Bournemouth Shared Lives places adults who need care & support with approved carers who care for them in their family home. 

Who is Shared Lives for?

If you are aged 18 and over and you:

  • have a learning disability
  • have mental health concerns
  • have a physical disability
  • are an older person who needs care and support

How long is a placement?

Placements can be long term, short term, respite or day support. 

About Shared Lives carers

We take great care to match the people using the service with appropriate carers so that the placement meets their needs and suits their lifestyle. Shared Lives carers are continually monitored and given ongoing support and training.  

You'll be able to meet your Shared Lives carer and get to know each other before any placement goes ahead – this is called matching.

To find out more about the Share Lives scheme, please call us on 01202 451392 or email