We want everyone to know about how amazing Shared Lives is - and the extraordinary lives people have when they live with, or visit Shared Lives carers.
Throughout the week Friday 15 - Sunday 24 June, Shared Lives schemes up and down the UK are celebrating the amazing and ordinary lives of Shared Lives carers.
A6 postcard invite for MPs 20 £5
A5 Become a Shared Lives carer 30 £5
A5 What is Shared Lives leaflet 30 £5
A5 Become a member flyer 30 £5
A3 poster become a Shared Lives carer with space for local info 40 £5
Stickers - I love Shared Lives 50 £5
Blue balloons with logo/emblem 20 £7
White balloons with logo/emblem 20 £7
promo pens with logo/emblem 20 £6.50
Rice paper for cup cakes 50 £12
Blue T-shirts on request £9
Join our campaign for fairness
This year we're campaigning for fairness for Shared Lives carers - which is what schemes and carers have asked us to help with.
Shared Lives carers do amazing work and enrich the lives of the individuals they support as well as the communities they live in. For many it is a paid way of life, rather than just a job and their dedication deserves to be rewarded. Their openess and care create outcomes in mental and physical health that are proportionally greater than the resources they require. Even though Shared Lives carers are self-employed, the work they do is categorically a part of social care – so including them in social care pay reviews is a matter of basic fairness. We are calling for local authorities and government to invest in Shared Lives carers will improve workforce satisfaction, enable more people to enjoy Shared Lives and eventually create a social care system that is more effective and human.
Become a flagship scheme and sign up the Shared Lives charter with Shared Lives carers to improve fairness, become more inclusive and diverse.
Toolkit for pay reviews (coming soon)
Join in The Great Shared Lives Picnic!
Add your event to the Shared Lives Plus calendar (through the link sent to the googlegroup) and eventbrite so more people can find out how to get involved: