Hartlepool Shared Lives

Who are Shared Lives Carers

Shared Lives Carers are individuals, couples or families who have a range of skills, experience and knowledge and have been assessed and approved by a Shared Lives Service.

Shared Lives Carers help people to develop and maintain independent living skills, friendships and roots in the community.  Shared Lives always involves the Shared Lives Carer sharing their home and family life with the person using Shared Lives.  A maximum of 3 people may be supported at any one time by the Shared Lives Carer.

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We invite and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to become a Shared Lives Carers.

Whether you’re married or single, your sexuality, age and employment status will not impact on your application. We welcome people who are:

  • Single
  • Married and unmarried
  • With or without their own children
  • Same sex couples
  • Homeowners or tenants
  • Employed or unemployed
  • Retired

These are only examples so if your circumstances are different and you’d like to apply to become a Shared Lives Carer, please contact us.

Essential criteria

However, we do have the following essential criteria - you must have:

  • A spare bedroom
  • A safe, clean and comfortable home

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