Who can get a placement?
If you are over 18 years old and have a disability or are an
older adult with care needs then Shared Lives might be right for
If you have had an assessment with a social work team and are
either a Self Funder (you can pay for your own care), or have an
Individual Budget (the Social Worker has allocated an amount of
money for you to spend on your care), then Shared Lives might be an
option for you to choose.
However, in order to work out just what your needs are and what
is the best way to meet them, we do need to carry out an
What is an assessment?
After the assessment we will identify and agree your needs with
you and discuss the help and support available to meet them,
according to your situation.
How much does it cost?
The actual amount you pay will depend on the services you
receive. You may be able to get help with the costs and we
will help you fill out a financial assessment form to see if you
qualify for financial help.
We may provide or arrange services for you but there are other
ways of getting the support you need. You can choose to have an
Individual Budget and use the money that you receive from us to
arrange your own support.
What are Individual
How to get in touch
You can speak to your social care worker or other care
professional if you have one, and they can contact us on your
behalf. Alternatively you can contact us directly:
Birmingham Shared Lives Service
Address: Room 23, Southside Business Centre, 249 Ladypool Road, Birmingham B12 8LF
Phone: 0121 464 3164
Further useful information can found by following the links
National Association of Adult
Placement Services Website