Sharing Lives (Adult Social Services)
The Sharing Lives service helps adults (16 years and older) who may have difficulties managing on their own or who need extra support during a difficult time. Examples of people eligible for support include those who may have a learning, physical or sensory disability; have mental health needs; be struggling to cope; want support with daily living skills; require support to access the community.
The service links the people who need help with carers they have recruited and trained.
There are three main types of care and support offered by Sharing Lives in the carer’s own home:
- emergency respite – in response to an unforeseen situation support is offered for a limited amount of time at short notice, day or night
- respite placements – a carer provides support for a longer, planned period of time to give the usual carers an extended break
- long term placements – a carer provides support on a long term basis, with the person being cared for becoming part of the household and family
Anyone living in Sheffield who is over 16 and needs extra support can be referred to Sharing Lives. If you think you need support from Sharing Lives you can contact them to check eligibility. There may be a charge for these services however this will depend on individual circumstances and will be discussed with you before any support commences.
Location: Sheffield City Council, Adult Social Services