Sharing the benefits of Shared Lives

Shared Lives carers and the people they support across Calderdale are coming together to celebrate Shared Lives Week 2017 (17 – 25 June). Shared Lives carers open their home, family and community life to an adult or young person who needs care or support to help them live well.

Shared Lives of Calderdale provides short breaks, long term care and daytime support for people who need extra help in their lives. Shared Lives carers provide this help in their own home or in the homes of the people being cared for.

Everyone gets something out of it. Adults in need get a welcome break in a friendly environment, they meet new people, enjoy different experiences and retain their independence. Families get a break and a little time to themselves. Shared Lives carers get the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference.

Shared Lives of Calderdale – tailored not tied down

Shared Lives provides the best possible care, the type of care that people really want and quality care that matches individual circumstances and assessed needs. Sometimes a stay away from home or a regular day out is the ideal option and may also give family carers a welcome break. If longer term care in required, Shared Lives can provide that too. It’s a great way of letting people live independent lives with the security of having qualified support on hand.

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