Manchester City Council

Social care & support Shared Lives Service

What is the Shared Lives Service?

Shared Lives is a service whereby people who need support to live independently can do so in the home of individuals or families who are approved providers. The Shared Lives Service widens the choice of services open to vulnerable people living in the community, giving them the opportunity of experiencing life within another family setting; or receiving informal support in their own home or the community.

Who is it for?

The people who may be able to access our services come from a range of service user groups for example: older people, people with physical and / or learning disabilities, and people with mental health problems.

How do I know if I'm eligible?

A care manager assesses your situation according to pre agreed eligibility criteria. They might decide that a placement through the Shared Lives Service is right for you. If not, they'll be able to point you towards other services which might be of benefit.

How do I apply?

If you've had a social care assessment, speak to your care manager. If you haven't had an assessment, get in touch with our Contact Service for Social Care.

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