Adult Placement and Shared Care
Adult placement and shared care is a family based scheme that provides short breaks (respite) for adults with a mild to moderate learning disability through specially recruited carers known as host families. Host families offer care in their own home. This can include both day and overnight care and anything from a few hours a week to regular weekend stays.
The Trust is currently seeking to recruit more host families for Shared Care. Previous experience of caring for an adult with a mild to moderate learning disability is not essential. The Trust will complete a series of assessments with prospective host families and provide training to support them in their role.