Knowsley Shared Lives Scheme

Find out more about support available for adults and young people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes, with the help of carers.

Shared Lives short breaks/respite support

This is when you again stay in the home of and share the life of your Shared Lives carer, but just for short stays. This might be for a weekend, or maybe one or two weeks. 

This is also known as ‘respite’ support, which means that you are having a break from a long term Shared Lives arrangement, or another type of care. 

When agreeing a short break, your Care Manager should discuss with you how many nights you can stay with any of our carers during the year, as part of your assessment. As with all Shared Lives care, you will meet and get to know your carer first.

Transport to and from your short break is normally arranged by yourself, if you are able to, your Shared Lives carer, or by members of your family.

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