Text Size


JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 812


Tuesday, 15 December 2015 23:30

Collaborative Healthcare – new report

Written by
Personal Budgets alone do not create new choices. There must be an equal focus on building new kinds of intervention, workforces, services and enterprises. Many of the people who could gain most from tailored support need the most support to make choices. Support to make real choices needs building into every interaction with services. Advocacy and brokerage are vital.… Continue reading →
Monday, 12 October 2015 15:00

Ways to wellbeing

Written by
Here’s my latest thoughts on the role of the VCSE sector in health and care, reblogged from http://vcsereview.org.uk/2015/10/13/ways-to-wellbeing/ where you can have your say. (I’m also at the NCAS conference this week in Bournemouth so if you’re there and want to…
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 07:17

Could Shared Lives tackle the refugee crisis?

Written by
This inspiring account of how Shared Lives can be used to support a refugee was kindly supplied by a Shared Lives scheme which needs to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the issues involved: “Following being sold by her family and being trafficked into the UK not once but twice, ‘Martina’ was subjected to many kinds of alleged abuse. Despite having very good evidence against the alleged perpetrator, Martina did not identify him, perhaps to avoid repercussions. Earlier this year Martina was referred to the Shared Lives scheme in a vulnerable state. Her life was in tatters, she was…
Sunday, 01 November 2015 06:30

As though he hadn’t been away

Written by
This is a guest blog from Claire Morphet of Rochdale’s PossAbilities CIC Shared Lives scheme. Claire writes: In April of this year I was approached by Harold’s daughter Lynne who gave up her job as a college lecturer to look… Continue reading →
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 10:53

The Shared Lives Ambassadors 1

Written by
Here is a guest blog from my colleague Lyn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) who has led the recruitment and training of our new Shared Lives Ambassadors: Our work with the Shared Lives Ambassadors is well under way. We’ve had two days training together,… Continue reading →
Sunday, 08 November 2015 05:55

The Shock Of The New

Written by
Here is a second guest blog from my colleague Lyn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) who has led the recruitment and training of our new Shared Lives Ambassadors: My last blog ended with this quote from Clare, one of our Shared Lives Ambassadors. “If… Continue reading →
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 06:01

Tom in Japan

Written by
Today we are all at the sold-out Shared Lives Plus UK conference in Birmingham. Here’s a guest blog from ‘Tom’ who lives with one of Birmingham’s Shared Lives carers and kindly shared his story: I came to live with my… Continue reading →
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 12:34

A leap in the dark?

Written by
The King’s Fund have today published a report which suggests that cuts to the NHS are resulting in serious deficiencies in mental health care, with acute beds unavailable to those in a crisis and NHS trusts relying on cheaper “community… Continue reading →
Friday, 13 November 2015 12:00

UK Conference 2015

Written by
  Shared Lives Plus held our 2015 Conference and AGM on 10/11 November. Here Shared Lives Plus Communications Assistant Laura Caveney shares her thoughts on the events.   The day everyone had been waiting for in the Shared Lives Plus office finally arrived. After lots of preparation, printing and planning, we were ready to head off to Birmingham for our biennial UK conference.   The 10/11th November was our AGM, conference dinner and night of fun provided by a Ceilidh band.   The Shared Lives Plus admin team – after beautifying themselves – got ready at the desk for the drinks…
Thursday, 03 September 2015 17:04

How to avoid real change: 1

Written by
Real change in public services is never easy, quick nor comfortable. If the people who are currently charge were the right ones to transform things, they would have done it, so real reform rarely rewards us with bigger budgets or more prestigious jobs: instead it often involves stepping back and letting others take charge. It’s no wonder we’re so adept at blocking real change. Here is the first of three blogs setting out common arguments for business as usual:

Find out more in our Press Centre

Find out more about Shared Lives Plus by visiting our Press Centre

Read More

See Shared Lives Plus coverage in the media here

Work with Us

You're clearly passionate about Shared Lives like us, why don't you find out if we have any current vacancies.


If you have not received new LOG IN details in the last few days then you will be unable to log in here until you have done so. Please do not attempt to log in as you will be locked out

Thank you for logging in. Now please feel free to visit the private sections of the site.