Term information

Term: shared lives schemes

Term details for 'shared lives schemes'

Schemes where carers provide care and support in their own home to older people, people with mental health problems, or people with physical or learning disabilities to someone with a learning disability or mental health problem to live as part of their family. Includes adult family placement.

Broader terms
Related terms
foster care, learning disabilities, mental health problems, shared housing

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