About Us

Shared Lives Plus is the UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. Our members are Shared Lives carers and workers, Homeshare programmes and micro-enterprises. Shared Lives used to be known as Adult Placement. Our members are individual Shared Lives carers, Shared Lives schemes, Homeshare providers and micro-enterprises. They use different approaches to enable people to achieve goals such as:

  • being in control of their services and their lives.
  • pursuing ordinary lives within their chosen families and relationships.
  • being valued by their communities and feeling like they belong.

  SharedLivesPlus' members deliver or coordinate services which:

  • are built around individuals, their strengths and potential;
  • promote equality and value diversity;
  • are safe but support people to take risks in pursuit of their goals;
  • are cost-effective, with consistently better outcomes than alternatives.


SharedLivesPlus works with its members to:

  • provide resources, training, insurance and one-to-one support;
  • enable members to talk to, support and learn from each other;
  • ensure that members can act as a network to influence national and local decision makers and the development of a more personalised social care system;
  • raise awareness of the value of members’ work;
  • commission research and strengthen the evidence base for our work.