What do they say

Gina Homer Shared Lives Carer

“I wish I had known about (Shared Lives) earlier. It’s been the best thing I’ve ever done, it’s very worthwhile and you’re helping someone else if we had another spare room, we would do it all again.”

Huw John Chief Executive for Camphill Village Trust

“It’s important that the charity is seen to be listening and responding to the changing social care world. We envisage our communities being at the centre of a wider network of Shared Lives Arrangements, offering a greater choice of housing and support options to the people that need them.”

Sian Lockwood, CEO of Community Catalysts

“I am delighted to be able to support the charity in the development of its new Scheme. A strong commitment to following best-practice guidance gives me complete confidence that the organisation will stay true to Shared Lives’ founding principles.”

Alex Fox Chief Executive for Shared Lives Plus

“We are thrilled that there will be many more Shared Lives carers in Dudley. Shared Lives Carers across the Midlands are opening up their homes and lives to many younger and older people who need flexible support for their physical or mental ill health and there is great potential for this innovative scheme to grow. We would encourage anyone who is interested to get in touch.”

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Matt Holmes Registered Manager for East Sussex Shared Lives Scheme rated ‘Outstanding’

“I have known the Head of Service for several years and am aware that he has been a part of the Shared Lives family for a long time. Dean and I were able to meet to share ideas about Shared Lives development and he was able to advise me on ways that I could improve the quality of the scheme I manage. Dean has a comprehensive knowledge of Shared Lives and more importantly is passionate about the outcomes experienced by people who use Shared Lives services. Dean is active in the wider Shared Lives community and I believe he has a clear vision of how the model will continue to develop into the future. Dean has become a part of my informal support network and I value his views and continue to make the best use of his knowledge.”

What do they say