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Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:45

Shared Lives Plus Supports New Powers and Welcomes Involvement of Carers and Carer Groups

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PRESS RELEASE - 17 July 2014

Shared Lives Plus Supports New Powers and Welcomes Involvement of Carers and Carer Groups

Shared Lives Plus is backing the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to work together with the Adult Social care sector to produce a new regime to tackle failing care through special measures from April 2015.

Alex Fox, Chief Executive of Shared Lives Plus said: “We welcome this additional  power being given to CQC and particularly that the process which will determine how  special measures is applied will be developed jointly with representative bodies from  the care sector, including Shared Lives Plus, in partnership with people using  services and their carers.”

“Much of the focus on the new approach has understandably centred on its  application within the care home sector. However the powers apply across all areas  of home based care too. Residential care is only one option for people in need of  support, with alternatives such as Shared Lives already offering improved outcomes and a good quality of life for 12,000 people in the UK. The new framework will allow us to continue to drive and develop a diverse social care sector that focuses on quality as well as personal choice and community.”

For more information from the CQC:- http://tinyurl.com/qg3uywu


Editors Notes

For media enquiries or to arrange an interview please call The Communications Team on 0151 227 3499 or Tim Moore on 07881 521269.

Shared Lives Plus is the UK network of family-based or very small scale care, support and inclusion approaches for disabled or older people. Our membership of 4,800 includes Shared Lives carers and local Shared Lives schemes.

In Shared Lives, an adult (and in some cases 16 or 17 year old) who needs support and/or accommodation moves in with or regularly visits an approved Shared Lives carer, after they have been matched for compatibility. Together, they share family and community life. In many cases the individual becomes a settled part of a supportive family, although Shared Lives is also used as day support, as breaks for unpaid family carers, as home from hospital care and as a stepping stone for someone to get their own place.


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