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Evaluations of the Shared Lives Plus Growth Project - PSSRU, Kent University

In Shared Lives  an individual who needs support, moves in with or regularly visits an approved Shared Lives carer with who they have been matched for compatibility. Whilst Shared Lives has had good results in Care Quality Commission inspections, it is under-researched. The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) is conducting a study to explore whether Shared Lives is meeting the needs and improving the quality of life for service users who receive support, and if so under what circumstances and at what cost. The research will focus on adults with learning disabilities, older adults, adults with mental health issues and adults with a physical disability






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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
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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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