Opening homes and hearts and giving support through Shared Lives

A family from Warrington are helping to support adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems or other needs by sharing their home.

Emily and Allen Portwood recently welcomed Molly and Tyler into the family home through a scheme called Shared Lives.

The Portman family have given a home to Molly and Tyler through 'Shared Lives.' Credit: ITV Granada

The pair will be offered help and support with the eventual goal of leading them onto independent living.

Shared Lives - Molly learning to cook Credit: ITV Granada

Alex Fox, CEO Shared Lives Credit: ITV