We are delighted to be able to share our executive summary report about the incredible growth of Shared Lives in Scotland over the last year.
The report provides a statistical breakdown of the number of Shared Lives carers and people being supported, as well as information about the demographics of support needs and different types of Shared Lives arrangements.
But behind the statistics, it tells the stories of real people whose lives have been changed by being supported in a Shared Lives arrangement, like Kym who lives with Bill, Shared Lives carer and his family (pictured right).
Over 2017 - 18 there has been:
- 13% increase in the numbers of people using Shared Lives over the 12 months to 31 March 2018: 435 now, up from 380.
- The number of older people supported within Shared Lives has more than doubled to 200, up from 93
- 15 Shared Lives schemes in Scotland with 321 people working as Shared Lives carers in Scotland, a 14% increase.
- Savings of £3.9m to the public purse last year. If every partnership matched the work in Fife then there would be over 1,000 people supported in Scotland with annual savings to the public purse of over £12.1m.
- 72% of schemes receive a rating of Very Good or Excellent from the Care Inspectorate, and none received a rating lower than Good.
- Glasgow City Council started a new Shared Lives scheme and five more partnerships are considering the same.