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Birmingham Shared Lives Service

Could you, or someone you know, give a home or offer short breaks with full-time support to an adult who needs extra help with their life? Birmingham Shared Lives are looking for full-time carers who could welcome adults with disabilities, and vulnerable and older adults into their home, and have the patience and enthusiasm to give them the care they need in their own community. To find out more please email sharedlives@birmingham.gov.uk or call 0121 464 3164

What is Birmingham Shared Lives Service?

The Birmingham Shared Lives Service (which used to be called the Birmingham Adult Placement Service) offers people with a disability:

  • long-term accommodation with care and support
  • short-term accommodation with care and support and
  • day support.

Day support allows an adult with a disability to spend time with an approved Shared Lives carer in their own home and in the community.

Many Shared Lives carers are people who have moved from being foster carers to Shared Lives carers. The service can support you through this process if this is what you and the young person wants. For more information, see the leaflet below Becoming a Shared Lives carer: Information for foster carers of young people with a disability or contact the Adoption and Fostering service in the directorate for Children, Young People and Families.

Who is the Shared Lives service for?

We provide a home for people in Birmingham aged 18 and over who have a disability, and for older adults with care needs. They can live at the home or have day support.

How do I get a service from Shared Lives?

To find out more about the Shared Lives Service and how to get it, please see the Birmingham Shared Lives easy to read page.

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How do I become a Shared Lives carer?

If you are you interested in working at home to help people to have more independence, choice and control over their lives, we want to hear from you.

Please see the Becoming a Shared Lives carer web page for more information about what's involved and how to apply.

More information and contact details

If you cannot find the information you are looking for on these pages, please contact us.

Phone: 0121 464 3164

Write to:
Birmingham Shared Lives
10 Woodcock Street
Aston Birmingham
B7 4BL

Fax: 0121 464 3163

Email: sharedlives@birmingham.gov.uk

Other pages

Becoming a Shared Lives Carer

Learning disability services

Other websites

Shared Lives Plus
A national charity that represents people who provide small, individual, community-based services such as Shared Lives.


If you would like a copy of any of our leaflets in another language, in large print, in Braille or on audio tape, MP3 or CD, please phone us on 0121 464 3123 or email ACCommunications@birmingham.gov.uk. All our adult social care leaflets, forms and documents are free in any format.

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