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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"

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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"

Group of four adults, two with learning difficulties sitting together. Shared lives carers looking after vulnerable adults.

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