PSS is a social enterprise that works across the UK. We have one key purpose: to help people get the most from life, whether this is at home, in their families, in their health and well-being or within their wider support networks. Shared Lives (or Adult Placement as it is also known) is a form of support where vulnerable adults and young people over 16 live at home with a specially recruited and trained carer and their family. The service runs in a similar way to a Foster placement, but this service is specifically designed for adults and young people.
Our service is fully focused around choice and independence. We encourage each individual to get involved in the decision of where they live and plan our matches carefully, so that both the carer and person using the service feel happy before the arrangement is made.
At PSS we manage the service from the start: we recruit and train carers, we gain a strong understanding of the needs of those wishing to use the service and alongside those involved we match the two together. We offer a programme of training and support for our carers, which helps maintain high levels of support and most importantly we are there 24/7 to help our carers along the way.
We have nearly 400 carers across the UK so we can find carers from very specific backgrounds or defined areas if required.