Cysylltu Bywydau Cymru
Shared Lives Wales – Cysylltu Bywydau Cymru - is the Welsh Committee for Shared Lives Plus working with the Welsh Assembly Government and national organisations in Wales to develop and promote Shared Lives (also known as Adult Placement). We have worked successfully to influence the outcomes of a number of consultations and policy changes. Currently we are working on issues around training requirements for Shared Lives carers.
In 2012, Shared Lives Plus received funding from the Welsh Government for a three year Wales Development Worker post. This is currently - Colin Batten.
Shared Lives Plus responded to the consultation for the new Social Services (Wales) Bill. The Bill passed and is the first piece of major legislation since the Welsh Government received enhanced powers. Proposals range from strengthening the role of local government and partnership working in social care, a common core approach to assessment with a focus on outcomes, portability of assessments, national eligibility criteria, more rights for carers(including shared Lives carers), extending Direct Payments and strengthening safeguarding arrangements.