A MESSAGE BELOW FROM LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ABOVE SHARED LIVES CARERS!
Do you have family or friends who might be interested in becoming a Shared Lives carer?
We're looking for people to join our 'Outstanding' Shared Lives service as a carer who could share their home with an adult who needs support?
The county council has this week launched a search for people who could offer a ‘family’ home to an adult living with a disability and unable to live independently.
The Shared Lives concept is similar to foster care, making a real difference to the lives of adults who need extra support. Shared Lives carers work from their own homes to provide day care, short term respite or long term live in arrangements for adults who have social care needs.
Lancashire's Shared Lives service is the largest in the country supporting 377 people in 288 households, with 227 of those receiving long-term care. The service was recently recognised as 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).