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Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:46

Judith Holman retires

Judith Holman, our Shared Lives carer support worker will be retiring and taking a well-earned rest in the summer after a long and fruitful working life where she has made…
Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:31

Aberdeenshire Shared Lives up for award

Aberdeenshire Shared Lives scheme have been nominated for the Scottish Social Service Awards (SSSA)on Wednesday June 6th. Their nomination is in the awards’ category 1 – Living the Codes –…
Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:19

Shared Lives Week – what does it mean?

Shared Lives Week is less than a month away. It’s a way for everyone connected to Shared Lives – Shared Lives Plus staff, Shared Lives carers, scheme workers, local authority…
Shared Lives matches carers and people with support needs, promoting independence and reducing isolation - but too few people know about the service, the Guardian reports today When Sarah* came…
A new film - 'My choice, our life' explores the extraordinary impact that Shared Lives can have for people with mental ill health.  It’s a brief, uplifting and intimate view into…
Research published in May 2018 by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales and the Big Lottery Fund, revealed how intergenerational homesharing can help reduce loneliness and isolation, improve wellbeing…
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 19:01

Test drive our new website

We know that this website can be frustrating. Some people have found it difficult to locate the sections of the website that they need, and others have had difficulty navigating…
Thursday, 03 May 2018 14:29

VCSE webinar

In the context of a changing -and challenging - health and social care environment, the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector has played an increasing role in offering innovative,…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 15:22

Case Studies - James

James is 47 years old and lives with epilepsy and a learning disability. James had lived in a specialist residential centres for epilepsy all his life until coming to Shared…
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 08:47

Campaign for fairness

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…

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