26 November 2014
Shared Lives Plus Charity Welcomes Bubb Report and the recognition of the role Shared Lives can play
The Bubb report, WINTERBOURNE VIEW – TIME FOR CHANGE Transforming the commissioning of services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, started as a conversation from which many people with learning disabilities and self-advocacy organisations were concerned they would be excluded. The last thing which was needed three years on from the Winterbourne View abuse scandal, was another discussion amongst professionals about how they should improve.
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Young Women from Bedfordshire star in film premiere at The House of Commons
Three young women with additional support needs from Bedfordshire are starring in a film premiered at the House of Commons, impressing a host of MP’s with a heartfelt speech about their lives. As part of Shared Lives Week, the young women featured in a short film which shows Clare Cattani, 20, Ayisha Assan, 26, and Joanne Leach, 32, talking about how their lives have been transformed by the kindness and dedication of their Shared Lives carers Graham and Lorna Trow.
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Debbie lived in care for most of her life, she never really settled anywhere and found it difficult to talk or make eye contact. Without any family around her, Debbie who has learning difficulties, felt isolated and frightened. In her own words Debbie says Shared Lives transformed her life as she now lives with a family: ‘I am much happier living here. In the other homes I did not feel loved and people were mean to me.