Definitions for "Shared Care"
Keywords:  ongoing, gps, nrp, aod, specialist
Two families, one being the natural family, share the responsibility of caring for an individual with a disability.
Where both people care for a child substantially equally.
An arrangement whereby one family agrees to offer respite care to another family caring for a disabled person. Developed as an alternative to respite care in a residential or day care centre. Shared care can often be more flexibly negotiated than placements in a residential or day care centre which often have to go through bureaucratic procedures.