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5 Canon Pinnington Mews, Bradford, BD13 3NS


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Shared Lives

What does it do?
Shared Lives offers short breaks and full time placements in the home of approved shared lives carers in the community. Short breaks can be anything from a few hours to a weekend to a couple of weeks, depending on the needs of the person and their permanent carers. Full time placements occur when the person moves in on a permanent basis with the Shared Lives carer or family.

Who is it for?
The shared lives service is for adults who have a learning disability or older people or people with dementia. A person who would like to access the shared lives service would need to be assessed to make sure the service meets their needs.

How do I access it?
You need to be referred by a member of the local area social work team or by a Community Team for People with learning Disabilities. Please contact Adult Services Access Point using the details provided below, to ask for more information and for a referral.

You can see more about Shared Lives as a model  by going to or by viewing the Inspection report at Care Quality Commission website and searching for the report on Shared Lives Bradford using the postcode BD16 1AQ.


The Shared Lives suite of services  also includes:

Compass  a day time one to one support model based on specific outcomes .

Time Out - an outreach service providing  companionship ,support or activities  depending on the circumstances .

no direct referrals are accepted

Age limit is usually 18 +

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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.