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Islington Shared Lives Scheme

What is it?

The Shared Lives Scheme means that you can live in the family home of a registered Shared Lives Carer who has been matched with you so that they are able to meet your needs. The Scheme is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
A Shared  Lives Carer supports you to do daily tasks such as:

  • Visits to the doctor and dentist
  • Doing housework such as cleaning your room or washing your laundry
  • Carrying out personal care if you need it.

Who can apply?

Islington Learning Disability Partnership can work with you to find out if a Shared Lives Scheme would give you the support you need.

Where are they?

Most Shared Lives Carers are in Islington or close by, but some are further away.

Things to think about

If you move into a Shared Lives Scheme you will share a home with other people and become part of their family. You will get most of the day to day support you need from the Carer and their family.

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