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Shared Lives (Adult Placement)

Shared Lives is a service that provides an opportunity to match personal interests with care needs.  It is often called Adult Placement. The Service offered by Aspire includes:

  • Long term placement with a family, joining in family life and living in the family home on a permanent basis.
  • Short breaks, providing respite to family members by having a short stay with a Shared Lives family or person in their home.
  • Sessional support, being matched with a person to share activities or just time together out and about in the community.

An important part of the Shared Lives (Adult Placement) approach and service is the matching of the wants and needs of the service user and those of the Shared Lives Provider (Family or individual).

The service is available for adults (age 18 and over ) with needs such as: Dementia, Mental Health, Learning Disability, Autism or Difficult Behaviours.                 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mandi Pryer
Contact Position


The service is primarily offered in Salford but the respite or sessional support may be offered across Greater Manchester.  

Parent Organisation
Aspire for Intelligent Care & Support

Where to go

St. Georges Resource Centre
Cromwell Road
M6 6SB

Time / Date Details

When is it on
The office can be contacted 8.30am to 4.30pm weekdays


Referral required
Referral Details

The service receives referrals from social workers and can take referrals from individuals or family members for sessional support or respite care.

Other Details

Other notes

Our Shared Lives initiative (sometimes referred to as adult placement) gives individuals the opportunity to live as part of the family and community of an adult care provider. Like foster care for vulnerable adults, Shared Lives involves those in need of care going to live with ordinary individuals, couple or families in the local community. This enables individuals taking up a Shared Lives opportunity and the Shared Lives carer/s to enjoy activities and life experiences together.

Shared Lives is more than just providing a roof over someone’s head. It is about providing friendship, companionship and company vulnerable people. It enables them to live independent lives, whilst promoting their health and well-being. It can reduce the need for admission to hospital or residential care and the costs associated with this kind of care.

Shared Lives can include:

  • Long term accommodation and support or
  • Short breaks
  • Daytime support.
  • Rehabilitative or intermediate support.
  • Kinship support where the carer acts as ‘extended family’ to someone living in their own home


The charges vary depending on the service offered. Please contact for latest prices.