Moira is 55 years old and lives with her Shared Lives Carer in North West England.
When Moira was 52 her mum’s disability meant that she was unable to continue to support her. She worked voluntarily with Tina in her office. Moira asked if she could stay with Tina and it was agreed she would have a night’s respite once a week. This increased and Moira moved in with Tina in 2012.
MacIntyre’s Shared Lives scheme recruits people with a spare room in their house, checks and trains them and then matches them with a vulnerable person who goes to live or have short breaks with them.