We have begun to send Shared Lives schemes the first parts of their Shared Lives Week packs. The full packs will include an assortment of newly designed materials such as posters, leaflets, cards, balloons and even Shared Lives rice paper for decorating cupcakes - all of which will be available for you to use as you celebrate Shared Lives Week locally.
But this first part of the pack is something a bit different. This year's theme is valuing Shared Lives carers, and we want to raise the profile of the amazing role that Shared Lives carers play amongst politicians. This is also an important part of building political support for our related campaign: fairness for Shared Lives carers. We want MPs to meet the Shared Lives carers that live and work in their constituencies. So as the first part of the Shared Lives week packs, we have created a postcard for you to fill out and send to your local MP, inviting them to meet you.
The postcards will be arriving to you through your schemes soon. When you receive your postcard - simply fill it out and send it to your MP. If they reply, you could be in with a chance of being a guest at our parliamentary receptiion at the House of Commons, on Wednesday June 20th!
If it is more convenient, you can also arrange to meet your MP locally.