New Partnership for Shared Lives Plus and NHS England

C4CC partners, Shared Lives Plus and NHS England, are delighted to announce a new partnership to expand Shared Lives in the healthcare sector.

In Shared Lives, a Shared Lives carer shares their home and family life with an adult who needs care or support to help them live well. The approach has traditionally been social care focused, with a scheme in most local council areas, but it is expected that the funding will help expand Shared Lives within health too.

All CCGs have been been contacted by NHS England inviting them to express an interest in joining the £1.75m programme.

The applicant (or lead partner) must be a CCG or NHS Trust who might work with existing Shared Lives schemes locally, or commission new services depending on the local situation and priorities. Bids are expected to have been submitted by the end of May with a decision on 6-10 pilot areas in the Summer.

You can see more at www.sharedlivesplus.org.uk/health

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