Who can get a placement?
Any vulnerable adult over the age of 18 who lives in Blackburn
However, in order to work out just what your needs are and
whether a Shared Lives placement is the best way to meet them, we
do need to carry out an assessment.
What is an assessment?
After the assessment your social worker will identify and agree
your needs with you and discuss the help and support available to
meet them, according to the seriousness of your situation.
Click here to download an
information leaflet about the Shared Lives Scheme, which includes 2
real life examples of people who use Shared Lives in Blackburn with
How much does a Shared Lives placement cost?
There will be some cost but the actual amount you pay will
depend on what services you receive. You may be able to get help
with the costs and we will help you fill out a financial assessment
form to see if you qualify for financial help.
Click here to read an
article from the Shuttle newspaper and find out more about
how one family in Darwen use the Shared Lives scheme.
Become a Shared Lives carer
If you are interested in becoming a paid Shared Lives
carer please contact us on (01254) 585899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can be approved to offer a long term placement which
involves supporting someone on a full time basis, on a short term
basis, or for respite or day support. More information is available
in this leaflet.
How to get in touch
If you'd like more information about the Shared Lives scheme
please contact us on (01254) 585899 or email email@example.com