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Shared Lives Stoke is looking for an Operations Manager

Salary Scale: £30,756 - £33,136 per annum (Level 10)
Directorate: Public Health and Adult Social Care
Hours: 37 per week
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Duration: 2 years

Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:12

Vacancy: Shared Lives Stoke Coordinators

Shared Lives Stoke is looking for 2 Shared Lives Coordinators

Salary Scale: £23,111 - £25,463 per annum (Grade 7)
Directorate: Public Health and Adult Social Care
Hours: 37 per week
Location: Riverside, Stoke-on-Trent
Duration: 2 years

Shared Lives plus is looking for a Homeshare Sector Development Officer
(funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation and BIG Lottery)

Salary Scale: £32,966 per annum (16,483 pro rata)
Accountable to: Policy and Development Officer (Homeshare)
Hours: 2.5 days per week
Location: Liverpool Office or Home based
Duration: Fixed term until 31st March 2020

We are thrilled to report that demand for Homeshare continues to grow with a remarkable eightfold increase in enquiries plus steady growth in both the numbers of people using Homeshare (9%) and the numbers of operating schemes (37.5%) in part due to the Homeshare Partner Programme.

Furthermore, several established schemes are now operating sustainably and at scale; giving us confidence in the economic model and the demand. Our investigations for the first time capture the anecdotal impact of Homeshare on Householder’s loved ones with 99% reporting greater peace of mind since their relative’s Homeshare and 86% indicating they would recommend it. For direct participants, key impact themes include; a reduction in loneliness, improved quality of life and re-engagement with local social networks.

For Homeshare to have a significant effect on social care in the UK, support from health and social care workers and the media is needed to; raise its profile further and help older people see Homeshare as a model which can enable them to age well in place, while also giving a younger person a great start in life. Additionally, more academic research is required to demonstrate the lasting, positive outcomes suggested anecdotally for Householders, Homesharers and their networks.

You can read the full report by downloading it here 

 

 

Thursday, 14 September 2017 21:10

Homeshare UK Sector Report 2017

We are thrilled to report that demand for Homeshare continues to grow with a remarkable eightfold increase in enquiries plus steady growth in both the numbers of people using Homeshare (9%) and the numbers of operating schemes (37.5%) in part due to the Homeshare Partner Programme. Furthermore, several established schemes are now operating sustainably and at scale; giving us confidence in the economic model and the demand.
Our investigations for the first time capture the anecdotal impact of Homeshare on Householder’s loved ones with 99% reporting greater peace of mind since their relative’s Homeshare and 86% indicating they would recommend it. For direct participants, key impact themes include; a reduction in loneliness, improved quality of life and re-engagement with local social networks.

For Homeshare to have a significant effect on social care in the UK, support from health and social care workers and the media is needed to; raise its profile further and help older people see Homeshare as a model which can enable them to age well in place, while also giving a younger person a great start in life. Additionally, more academic research is required to demonstrate the lasting, positive outcomes suggested anecdotally for Householders, Homesharers and their networks.

We hope you find the report of interest, if you have any questions – please do get in touch. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 pdfHomeshare UK Sector Report 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 10:13

Your Voice Counts - January 2015

 Your Voice Counts (YVC) is a Charity that provides Advocacy support ‐ mostly for people with learning disabilities.

Established in 1991 they provide a broad range of services across the North East. They are a user led organization; 7 of our 13 board members have a learning disability and a Chair who is also a woman with a learning disability. They feel that it is really important that people with a learning disability are at the heart of deciding how our organization is run and how our services are delivered. 

pdfYour Voice Counts

Thursday, 20 July 2017 10:45

SOMERSET SHARED LIVES

Participating in scheme but no carers offering holidays at present please.

SOMERSET SHARED LIVES

shared lives weekThis year’s Shared Lives week has been full of events, raising awareness and celebrating the work of the whole Shared Lives family. Shared Lives carers, schemes, people who use Shared Lives services and Shared Lives Plus staff have been spreading the word throughout the country that Shared Lives should be a choice for all.

Shared Lives carers, scheme officers and guests from all over Wales gathered at The Senedd in Wales on Monday 19th June, for a very special Shared Lives week celebration. Around 80 people, including Social Services Minister, Rebecca Evans, Assembly Members, guests from Health Boards, key people from local authority social service departments, academics and third sector colleagues attended to hear about Shared Lives in Wales. The Minister met two people currently being supported by South East Wales new Health Initiative, as well as many others being supported by Shared Lives. She gave an inspiring endorsement of Shared Lives work in Wales. There was also another promotional event in Wales on the Thursday of Shared Lives Week organised by Shared Lives carers of the Powys Shared Lives group.

SHARED LIVES IN WALES

Wales is the first of the four UK nations to have Shared Lives services across almost every Local Authority area.

Shared Lives is a regulated form of social care delivered by Shared Lives carers, who are approved by a registered Shared Lives scheme. Local authorities or Third Sector organisations can run schemes. In Wales, all schemes are regulated and inspected by the Care and Social Services InspectorateWales (CSSIW).

In Shared Lives, an approved individual or family includes an older or disabled person in their family and community life.

Shared Lives schemes are increasingly offering support more widely to people with mental health conditions, young people in transition, vulnerable adults or those suffering from addiction, as well as those with learning disabilities and older people needing support to manage their health.

pdfShared Lives Cymru State of the Nation Report 2017

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 15:05

The State of Shared Lives In England 2017

The State of Shared Lives In England 2017

The Shared Lives sector has continued to grow over the past year by 580 people (5%). Since the first national survey in 2012/13 the number of people using Shared Lives has increased by 2780 (30%)

The number of Shared Lives carers has also increased in the last year by 290 (4%), an increase of 1660 (23%) since the first national survey in 2012/13.

pdfThe State of Shared Lives In England 2017

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