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Adult placement / shared lives is an arrangement where members of the community (approved carers) provides accommodation and/or support for a wide range of individuals with care and support needs.

An adult placement service is a service run (whether or not for profit) by a local authority or other person, which places adults with an individual in Wales under a carer agreement (and includes any arrangements for the recruitment, training and supervision of such individuals).

A carer agreement is an agreement whereby an individual provides accommodation and care and support in their home for up to three people.


Job roles

  1. Adult placement / shared lives manager
  2. Adult placement / shared lives deputy / assistant manager
  3. Adult placement / shared lives co-ordinator
  4. Adult placement / shared lives worker
  5. Adult placement / shared lives carer