What the service users say

“It’s alright living here. I like my carer’s cooking and my bedroom. I like to watch horror films in my bedroom. The carer’s husband and son are my friends – but we like different football teams.”

“The carer helps with the laundry and reminds me to go to places. I went on holiday last year. I think it’s good to live with a family.  I’ve got a roof over my head, it’s warm and I’m safe.”

“I like it here. She’s very good to me”.

“I like the life I’m living (with the carer). I used to live in a council flat but it’s better with the carer’s family”

“I like my carer. I like the food she cooks, especially chicken, rice and peas. She helps me to go clothes shopping, and to keep in touch with my brother and my friends”.

“I’ve been living with this family for a long time, I can’t remember how long, but I’m happy here”


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Hackney Shared Lives
Page updated on: 16 September 2019

Hackney Shared Lives


Integrated learning disabilities Team
2nd Floor, Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY