Hartlepool Shared Lives

What is Shared Lives

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Shared Lives is a service which provides adults and young people, who are not able to live on their own, a safe, secure home with the love and stability that family life can offer.

People using Shared Lives are supported by Shared Lives Carers to develop or maintain independent living skills, friendships and live as part of their local community, giving them a sense of wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment.

Usually the adult or young person (aged over 16 years) finds it difficult or impossible to live independently, usually because they have:

  • A learning disability
  • Mental health needs
  • Physical disability or sensory impairment
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Living with a Shared Lives Carer, means that they don't have to be in residential care or live in isolation. As a Shared Lives Carer, you can decide if you want to provide short-term, long-term or emergency care for up to three people at a given time.

If you are interested in becoming a Shared Lives Carer get in touch by emailing:


Or call one of our team members:  

Alison Urwin - 07786027139

Sarah Davison – 07786027036

Nicola Boggon - 07909 288940

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) consistently rates Shared Lives as one of the safest and most effective forms of care and support.