Shared Lives carers in Southampton
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Appeal for Shared Lives adult carers scheme

An appeal for more Shared Lives carers in Southampton has been launched.

There are 10,000 such carers in the UK who share their family life with people looking to live independent lives.

The scheme benefits disabled adults, older people with dementia and people with mental health problems who live with the carers' families rather than going into residential care.

More than 30 carers are needed to cope with demand for the scheme in Southampton over the next two years.