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Shared Lives Plus Scheme Zone

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:08

Helping people home from hospital: September update

"Health services need to trust in the good reputation Shared Lives has in social care and look at Shared Lives as a positive option for people. We recommend professionals to pick up the phone and talk to the Shared Lives scheme about any potential referrals; these conversations can prove really valuable."

 

We have been working with schemes all over the UK to explore and develop Shared Lives as a way of helping people who no longer need to be in hospital recover in a safe, comfortable and non-clinical environment. Shared Lives as intermediate care can be a great option for people who are ready to leave hospital, but not quite well enough to go home yet. It can also relieve pressure on our NHS by freeing up space in hospitals.

We are two years into this project, which began in 2016 with funding from The Dunhill Medical Trust and Department of Health Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development (IESD.) We are pleased to share an update on the progress of this work, which has shown that "Shared Lives can work well for people being discharged from hospital, especially where traditional services would be unsuitable."

The report describes the successes and challenges encountered so far, and ends with our recommendations for health professionals and commissioners. If you are interested in developing Shared Lives in your scheme to help people come home from hospital, contact Jenny Evans This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

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Contact our Schemes Team

Contact the Schemes Team who will be happy to help you.

Mark Gallagher
Senior Quality and Support Officer

Phone: 075511 54935
Email: mark@sharedlivesplus.org.uk

Cathy McSweeney

Support and Quality Officer

Phone: 073914 18532

Email: cathy@sharedlivesplus.org.uk

 

 

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