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Shared Lives Cymru State of the Nation Report 2017

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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 by a registered Shared Lives scheme. Local authorities or Third Sector organisations can run schemes. In Wales, all schemes are regulated and inspected by the Care and Social Services InspectorateWales (CSSIW).

In Shared Lives, an approved individual or family includes an older or disabled person in their family and community life.

Shared Lives schemes are increasingly offering support more widely to people with mental health conditions, young people in transition, vulnerable adults or those suffering from addiction, as well as those with learning disabilities and older people needing support to manage their health.

pdfShared Lives Cymru State of the Nation Report 2017

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