Be inspired by other Shared Lives carers
“I love being able to give something back and feel as though I’m making a difference. Our house is a vibrant home. We get on each other’s nerves at times, just like any other family, but we also have a lot of fun and laughter too.” Sharisse, Shared Lives carer, Birmingham
“We’ve been so much more active since she’s joined our family – she has enriched our lives.” Amanda
“I needed a flexible role, that could work round my other job and family.” Carleen, Shared lives carer
You too could open up your home and family life to someone – for one or two days a week, or overnight stays to offer respite for family carers. Or, they could live as part of your family for a few weeks, months or for many years. There’s never a dull moment and a shared life brings you something new every day.
Chris and Ali's story
Read Chris and Ali's story - "Chris says, ‘you just let me be myself ‘and maybe that’s just it"
Read Sharisse, John and Paul's story
Read Sharisse, John and Paul's story - "I just wanted to do something which opened people’s horizons"
Shared Lives Birmingham
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