Hi! I’m Anna McEwen,
My role at Shared Lives Plus is to work with schemes and organisations looking to develop and diversify, support our development officers and continue to raise awareness of Shared Lives while supporting Alex around the more strategic direction of the organisation.
I am particularly excited about this role as I have seen first hand the impact that Shared Lives can have. In 2008 I set up and managed a Shared Lives Scheme in the London borough of Newham, and followed this by working as a commissioner which included the commissioning and options appraisal for the future of Shared Lives. I have worked in social care for over 15 years, mainly with people with learning disabilities in varying roles in the voluntary sector and local authorities including support work, managing services and as a commissioner.