Shared Lives

Shared Lives

Shared LivesNorth Somerset Shared Lives gives people with a learning disability, a physical disability, mental health difficulties or other health or sensory disabilities the opportunity to live in a family home with ordinary people who will support them to be part of their home and community.

For more information please choose from the range of Shared Lives leaflets in the leaflet rack.

If you are already an Approved Shared Lives Carer please see our Business Area for forms and guidelines you can view and download.



ReportThe North Somerset Shared Lives Service received an inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 12th and 13th January 2017 and was rated good in all areas.   For more information about the inspection please visit the Care Quality Commission website.

Detailed report:
North Somerset Shared Lives Care Quality Commission Inspection Report February 2017 [Download pdf]





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If you would like more information about how becoming a Shared Lives Carer will affect your tax position there is a free web based course which is designed to help you understand more about your tax position on the income received under this scheme.  Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs e-learning package.



Advice about how to complete your tax return and other related questions is available at HM Revenues and Customs. 

For guidance please refer to this fact sheet produced by Shared Lives Plus.







Picture of man with a suitcase.The North Somerset Shared Lives Scheme also offers Short Breaks also known as Respite for more information please click here or contact the Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities (CTPLD).





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The Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities offers specialised training to carers, families, support staff, home managers and care professionals across North Somerset.  Course details can be found on the Training for Carers page.

– For a Course Prospectus and Booking Form for Health related events please see the leaflet rack (Training).
– For Adult Social Care events please see CPD Online.




Google SearchInformation and Support across the South West and the UK:

Shared Lives Plus is the UK network of support for Shared Lives Carers.

For information about support for Shared Lives Carers  services across the South West Area please see Shared Lives South West.