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Resources for social care practitioners – referring to Shared Lives

In collaboration with Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) we have created an online resource library to help build knowledge and skills for social care practitioners when referring adults to Shared Lives. This resource library includes training briefs, supporting documents and training animations.

Commenting on this resource library, Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for adults said,

“I am really pleased that Department of Health and Social Care was able to support Shared Lives Plus – the national charity which supports Shared Lives – and the Social Care Institute for Excellence to develop these new Shared Lives resources for social workers. I am a huge supporter of Shared Lives – it delivers excellent support to people and enables people to live good lives in a loving family home. As a social worker, I know however, that we have a huge role to play in supporting Shared Lives to flourish, and that we need to encourage more referrals into Shared Lives. These new resources were designed to raise the awareness, knowledge and skills of social workers of Shared Lives and support social care professionals to make good referrals and provide ongoing support.”

Training briefs for social care practitioners

Accompanying training documents for social care practitioners

Training animations for social care practitioners

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