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  • Top tips for safeguarding - ADASS and Shared Lives Plus guidance +

    In a safeguarding scenario, Shared Lives carers may be the alleged source of risk, the person at risk of abuse or neglect, or the supporter of a person who is at risk of abuse. They can sometimes feel powerless and
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  • Independent review of Shared Lives for older people and people living with dementia +

    We know Shared Lives can make a real difference to help people with dementia to live well. An independent report generated by PPL supports this, finding that Shared Lives offers several key advantages as a model of support for people
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  • Guide to Personal Health Budgets - 2018 +

    As we enter the NHS’ 70th year, personal health budgets represent an important route towards creating a more personalised and responsive NHS, enabling people to make new choices, take control and share responsibility for their health and wellbeing. Voluntary, community and
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  • Homeshare UK Sector Report 2017 +

    We are thrilled to report that demand for Homeshare continues to grow with a remarkable eightfold increase in enquiries plus steady growth in both the numbers of people using Homeshare (9%) and the numbers of operating schemes (37.5%) in part
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  • Your Voice Counts - January 2015 +

     Your Voice Counts (YVC) is a Charity that provides Advocacy support ‐ mostly for people with learning disabilities. Established in 1991 they provide a broad range of services across the North East. They are a user led organization; 7 of our
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  • Shared Lives Cymru State of the Nation Report 2017 +

    SHARED LIVES IN WALES Wales is the first of the four UK nations to have Shared Lives services across almost every Local Authority area. Shared Lives is a regulated form of social care delivered by Shared Lives carers, who are approved
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  • The State of Shared Lives In England 2017 +

    The State of Shared Lives In England 2017 The Shared Lives sector has continued to grow over the past year by 580 people (5%). Since the first national survey in 2012/13 the number of people using Shared Lives has increased
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  • The State of Shared Lives In Scotland 2016 +

    The demographic changes that Scotland faces in the coming years challenge those of us that work in the health and social care sector to re-evaluate the way that care is delivered at a time when available resources are reducing. Integration and
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Shared Lives Plus produces publications in three areas. 

Shared Lives
Including publications and information for Shared Lives Carers, Shared Lives Schemes, Older People, Family Carers, Short Breaks, Socially Excluded Adults, Young People in Transition, Community Groups and for the nations of the UK

Homeshare
Materials to support Homeshare schemes and the Homeshare sector.

Policy, Research and Campaigns
Shared Lives Plus campaigns on issues of importance to our members, as well as promoting Shared Lives and improved outcomes within the care sector. 

In most cases to access these publications you need to be a member of Shared Lives Plus.

Public reports and publications can be found above and in the right hand column. 

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Research

Below you'll find some information about existing research into our work. If you are a researcher who would like to find out more about research and evaluation opportunities in Shared Lives or Homeshare contact us for our research opportunities brochure.

The Shelter Report
Anne Fernie, former Scotland Development Worker for Shared Lives Plus, explains the development of Shared Lives in Scotland which provides community based support for vulnerable people.
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Older Family Carers Project
The Supporting Older Family Carers project has been wholly funded by the Scottish Government.
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Shared Lives and offenders
Personalising offender resettlement has the potential to: provide new solutions to offender....
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Shared Lives sector Report 2016

The Annual Report from Shared Lives Plus whows how the number of people using Shared Lives has grown by 27% in two years

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