Shared Lives

Can your family care? Could your family open your home to support people with disabilities?

What is Shared Lives?

Shared Lives is a scheme run by Southampton City Council where individuals and families provide care in their home for up to three people aged over 18 with disabilities. Care is offered to individuals who will benefit from living in the community or in a family home.

Read on to find out more about Shared Lives:

Who can be a Shared Lives carer? SHOW

What should I know about Shared Lives? SHOW

Who might live in the shared lives scheme? SHOW

What does being a Shared Lives carer involve? SHOW

Can I choose who I care for? SHOW

How can I find out more about Shared Lives?

Please contact us by:

Alternatively, you can use the enquiry form below to arrange a call back from the team.

You can also read our top five reasons to be a Shared Lives carer in Southampton.

Enquire about Share Lives


Before you fill in this form

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself a couple of minutes to fill in the form.

Enquiry form

Apply to become a Shared Lives carer

You can also take the first step of your application to become a carer by using this application form:

Application form

Please email your completed application form to: or post to:

Shared Lives,
1st floor,
32 Kentish Road,
SO15 3GX

What happens next?

Once you have expressed an interest, we will arrange a suitable time for a member of our team to contact you to discuss our assessment procedure and to allow you to ask any questions you may have.