Shared Lives Plus

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We aim to put people who are part of Shared Lives and Homeshare at the heart of everything we do.

That’s why we work alongside Shared Lives Plus ambassadors like Meg, below, who have lived experience of Shared Lives or Homeshare. All our ambassadors play a key role in our team achieving our objectives, promoting Shared Lives and Homeshare, and working with other organisations to encourage greater partnership working and understanding across health and social care, housing, and the charity and public sectors.

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Our Shared Lives Plus ambassador, Meg, with Hayley, who she lived with for 17 months


The role of the ambassador

The ambassadors’ public role includes meeting commissioners, chairing and speaking at conferences and receptions, working to influence decision makers whilst also working alongside colleagues in delivering and guiding our work.

The more I do for people, the better life is for me

“As we find out we can do something, we get more confident and we want to do more, then you need to ask us to do more so we can keep on growing.”

- Rachel Turner, Ambassador

Watch Meg's story (with subtitles)

The Ambassadors also created a test to work alongside the Shared Lives charter for carers, to help talk to their scheme about what a good Shared Lives scheme feels like. Find out more here