Gateshead Council Shared Lives Services supervises paid Shared Lives carers to provide support for vunerable adults in the Shared Lives carers own family home. The Shared Lives service can provide longer term accomodation,short break and flexible hours support. What Shared Lives arrangment can offer you? You will have chosen your own carers You will share a home , which you will help to look after You will be part of your local community You will have company of other people but also independance as an adult You will be able to meet new poelp and make new friends You will get support you need to do the things you chose to do. You can learn new skills Your carers will respect you, and support you to make choices and decisions and be in control of your own life.