Digitising Social Care Glossary, v0.0.3
The Adult Placement Scheme helps approved Adult Placement Carers (ordinary people from the local community) to share their home and time with someone in need. It is similar to fostering but for adults.
Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster
When an adult with a disability or mental health problem lives in an ordinary home with an individual or family who provides them with a place to live and support. It is like a fostering arrangement for adults: adult placement carers must be checked and approved, and the arrangement is monitored by the local council. People may be placed in someone's home for a short break or on a permanent basis.
Source: Project team
The definition of Care worker in NICE Guideline NG67 (Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community) refers to "Shared Lives Scheme (formerly Adult Placement Scheme)"