Our Shared Lives Practitioner, Jo caught up with Janet at her new home in Surrey who she shares with carers Frank and Emma. Janet had been looking for a Shared Lives placement so she could become more independent whilst staying in a family setting. She was very proud of the fact that she has new clothes and shoes as she has successfully lost some weight. Janet also told Jo as soon as she walked in that she was very happy and it was “a very happy house”.
When Jo asked her what was the best bits about living in Shared Lives accommodation she replied
‘Its my home, I have new clothes, nice food and Emma helps me go to church’.
We are pleased to hear the Janet is so happy!
Shared Lives schemes operate nationally, and we operate the service in the Surrey area. It helps you to find a safe and supportive home environment where you can live as part of a family. This might be for the long term, on a short-term basis or for respite care, so that your full-time carer can have a break.
Could you provide a safe and happy home environment for someone like Janet? Call us on 01483 806806 or fill in an initial enquiry form here.