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Merton Shared Lives Scheme

Merton Shared Lives Scheme offers an accommodation based service for people that need some support in their everyday lives. The Scheme is for adults, male and female, aged 18 years and over, with a learning disability or with a mental health issue.

Within Merton Shared Lives Scheme, you are helped and supported by a Shared Lives Carer. They may be sharing their own house with you, or they may offer you floating support in another property. You may be offered somewhere to stay for a short break or somewhere to live for a longer period. Shared Lives Carers can help you to:

  • Look after yourself
  • Keep healthy and active
  • Manage your money
  • Share domestic tasks like cooking and cleaning
  • Complete forms
  • Understand letters
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Enjoy hobbies/activities

Who to contact

Contact Name
Merton Shared Lives Team
020 8545 3900


Merton Civic Centre
London Borough Of Merton, Merton Civic Centre
London Road

Other Details


Age Ranges
18 +
Referral Details

First of all you need to let your Social Worker, Key Worker or Care Manager know you are interested in being referred to the scheme. You could also ask a family member to assist you in beginning this process.

Last updated: 17/09/2021
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