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What is Shared Lives?

Imagine if instead of staying in a residential facility, or being supported by a team of Support Workers, you could choose to become part of a real family. That is the essence of Shared Lives.


Avalon Group works with Shared Lives Carers across the North of England, and these specially trained families open their homes for you to stay with them either short or long-term.

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Shared Lives is built on flexibility, personalisation and most importantly family. You decide what best suits your needs, whether that be a few days respite, a short-break, a day service or a full-time living arrangement.

If you have a care need, be it a learning disability, dementia, physical disability or mental health need, Shared Lives provides a wonderful alternative to more traditional methods of care.

As part of a Shared Lives family you can expect to become a valued, active member of the local community, with the opportunity to pursue all of your passions and interests, whilst also learning new skills and experiencing new and exciting things as you take part in all the activities your Shared Lives family enjoys.