UK Network for small community services

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SharedLivesPlus is the UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults.

Their members are Shared Lives carers and workers, Homeshare programmes and micro-enterprises. Shared Lives used to be known as Adult Placement. Their members are individual Shared Lives carers, Shared Lives schemes, Homeshare providers and micro-enterprises. They use different approaches to enable people to achieve goals such as:

  • being in control of their services and their lives.
  • pursuing ordinary lives within their chosen families and relationships.
  • being valued by their communities and feeling like they belong.

SharedLivesPlus’ members deliver or coordinate services which:

  • are built around individuals, their strengths and potential;
  • promote equality and value diversity;
  • are safe but support people to take risks in pursuit of their goals;
  • are cost-effective, with consistently better outcomes than alternatives.

Plus works with its members to:

  • provide resources, training, insurance and one-to-one support;
  • enable members to talk to, support and learn from each other;
  • ensure that members can act as a network to influence national and local decision makers and the development of a more personalised social care system;
  • raise awareness of the value of members’ work;
  • commission research and strengthen the evidence base for our work.

Scotland Development Manager is Ben Hall who can be contacted on 0151 227 3499, or mobile telephone number is 07392 313 501. 


G04 The Cotton Exchange
Old Hall Street
L3 9JR

Phone: 0151 227 3499
Fax: 0151 236 3590

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