Bedford Borough Council Shared Lives
Shared Lives Bedford is a service that
works with adults with support needs to assist them to access
greater everyday life opportunities within the local community.
philosophy in Shared Lives is about "Sharing home and family
life" through the use of appropriate and suitable Shared Lives
Bedford achieves this by recruiting, training and supporting people
to become Shared Lives Carers and working alongside people with
support needs to identify the most suitable Shared Lives Carer
match for them, their individual needs and aspirations.
First you should speak to your Care Manager,
Social Worker or Community Nurse. They help to put together a Care
Plan. If Shared Lives Bedford is suitable for you the worker will
contact Shared Lives and tell us your details.
The team can usually be contacted during
office hours. In an emergency or unavailable you should
contact the Adult Learning Disability Team, Tel: 01234 276762 or
the Emergency Duty Team on 0300 3008123.
Written information is available in different
formats on request and assessments/visits can be completed with
interpreters on request.