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Friday, 26 January 2018 14:46

Independent review of Shared Lives for older people and people living with dementia

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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 with dementia..

The report found that Shared Lives carers were perfectly placed to offer respite support to family carers, with Shared Lives arrangements able to reduce social isolation and the chance of breakdown for those carers and to help increase their general wellbeing significantly. Crucially, it also said that those suffering from dementia, on average, experienced increased independence, wellbeing and personal choice, and were less likely to experience isolation and confusion in Shared Lives arrangements.

pdfIndependent review of Shared Lives for older people and people living with dementia

 

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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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