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Shared Lives Bedford

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.

The underpinning philosophy in shared lives is about "sharing home and family life" through the use of appropriate and suitable shared lives carers.

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.

Who can access Shared Lives Bedford?

You can access shared lives Bedford if you have been assessed as being eligible for services through Bedford Borough Council's Adult Learning Disability Team.

Who are Shared Lives Bedford carers?

Shared lives Bedford carers can be anyone from in or around the local area of Bedford.

Contact Shared Lives Bedford

To apply to become a shared lives carer please use this application form (Word, 633KB) and return via email.

Telephone: 01234 228426 or 01234 228414 or 01234 228560

Email: or you can write to us:

Care Quality Commission report and rating

The shared lives Bedford team are a registered agency for Personal Care with the Care Quality Commission, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PA