“I think it is what it says on the tin. We’re sharing our lives and Paul and Mark are sharing their lives with us. We’re just living our own life with two people with a disability and supporting them.”
Lin & Jim have been Shared Lives Carers since 2011. They go above and beyond when supporting Mark and Paul to seek out new interests and opportunities.
To be a Shared Lives carer, you need a willingness to offer practical guidance, emotional support and be flexible, patient and creative. Above all else be non-judgemental.
We join the family as they attend a Premier League football match, which enables both, Paul and Mark, to be active citizens part of their local community, doing something they have a passion for.