ABOUT LOCAL CARE HOME - DURHAM SHARED LIVES
Durham Shared Lives is a scheme where adults with learning disabilities are offered short-term, long-term or emergency care by people known as Shared Lives Providers. The care takes place in the home of the Shared Lives Provider.
Durham Shared Lives Scheme is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
How does it work?Durham Shared Lives recruits providers who are assessed by Shared Lives co-ordinators and are approved by the Durham Shared Lives Panel. The providers then support and care for adults with a learning disability.
The care takes place in the providers’ homes, enabling the person with a learning disability to live in a family environment and lead an ordinary life with support from the family as and when required.
The providers are monitored and supported by the Shared Lives co-ordinators. All providers are required to attend mandatory training.
Who can be a Shared Lives Provider?We welcome people:
of all ages, backgrounds and ethnic groups
who are single, married or living with a partner
with or without children
who are homeowners or in rented accommodation
who wish to share their home and family life
with an adult with a learning disability who requires support.
What are the benefits of being a Shared Lives Provider?
working from home
regular training and support
opportunity to support people to learn new skills and help someone to become more independent
If you are interested in finding out more, contact us for an informal chat using the details below.