Durham Shared Lives Scheme

Shared Lives is a scheme that provides adults and young people, who are not able to live on their own a safe, secure home with the love and stability that family life can offer. Durham Shared Lives provides long term, short term, respite and emergency arrangements for adults and young people in the homes of approved Shared Lives Providers.

Durham Shared Lives is rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Please see our website for further details.

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Alison Urwin
Contact position
Registered Manager
07786 027139
Durham Shared Lives Scheme

Other details

Cost description
Charges are based upon a financial assessment.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

All referrals to the scheme must be through a Social Worker.

Local Offer

Local Offer description

Shared Lives Providers share their home and family life with a person who needs care and support.   

All Providers have gone through a comprehensive assessment process and have been approved by an independent panel.


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
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