Shared Lives Plus are working with Shared Lives schemes to develop more services aimed at people in later life, including those living with dementia and other life limiting conditions. Shared Lives is increasingly offering services, especially day support and short breaks, to older people who need some extra help to enable them to remain living independently in their homes and communities.
Some schemes are developing specialist dementia services, with Shared Lives carers being trained to support the person living with dementia and their family and carers, which will allow them to live better lives for as long as possible in their family home. We are also looking at how Shared Lives can offer care to older people leaving hospital and needing a temporary place to stay while they recover before resuming their normal lives in their own homes.
We are continuing to develop a number of resources for schemes who want to expand into providing support for older people, including business cases, some brief guides on specific areas of work such as intermediate care and reablement, developing a dementia friendly environments in Shared Lives carers’ homes and other aspects of working with older people - you can find more by following the link to our guides and business cases. We are also developing further training and guidance resources.
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- 1 Business case for Shared Lives working with older people
- 2 Business case for Shared Lives working with Intermediate Care and Reablement
- 3 Working with Older People