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Shared Lives

Shared Lives South West is a charity delivering long-term and short break care services throughout Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. 

They specialise in supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, mental ill health, dementia, and older people. People who use their services live or have a break in the home of one of their approved host families. A great alternative to supported living or residential care. 

Their Funding and Benefits team check that people who use their services are receiving the correct benefits, and they also offer a money management service. A persons direct payment could also be used to pay for a short term service.

Their vision: “To be recognised as the leading provider of shared lives services in the country.” 

Their purpose: “We support people to live meaningful lives, enabling independence through personalised, affordable care, by sharing a home and family life and by supporting involvement in the local community.” 

Become a host family now

Start your journey with Shared Lives today…

If you have care experience, a spare room and a big heart they would love to hear from you.

Transitioning to Adult Social Care

Shared Lives works with many host families who want to continue to support the young person through the transitions process to adult services and shared lives offers an opportunity and support to make this happen.

Contact Shared Lives

If you’ve got any questions about becoming a host family, using their services, vacancies across Devon or general enquiries please contact their team, who are there to help you.

Head Office (Devon)

Shared Lives South West

Tel: 01626 360170 Email: