Join Shared Lives Week from Monday 17 – Friday 21 June 2019! This week, we are celebrating the amazing work that Shared Lives Carers all over the country do, as well as the teams of people who support them, like our very own Shared Lives team here at Surrey Choices. Make sure you follow our social media accounts to see the latest updates from the team during Shared Lives Week. Ever wanted to know what a day as a Shared Lives person looks like? Read the story below to find out!
How many times a week do you stay at your Shared Lives home?
I live with my Shared Lives family permanently.
What is your favourite thing about staying with your Shard Lives family?
My favourite thing is having my own nice bedroom, and my Shared Lives Carer because she is so lovely. We also have a dog and some cats which are really friendly and I love seeing them.
Can you tell us something you have learnt since staying at your Shared Lives home?
I have gained lots of new skills thanks to my Shared Lives family, and my favourite one is being able to change my bed sheets and make my bed each morning.
Have you met any other family or friends of your Shared Lives family?
Yes lots of them! I am always really happy to see other family members when they come by to visit, as well as family friends who feel just like part of the family as well.
Do you do any activities together?
We do lots of fun things together like going to the beach, going on shopping trips, we love to go for walks and take the dog with us and even go on holidays.
Can you tell us something you have in common with your Shared Lives Carers?
We love music! We always have the radio on, play our favourite songs at home and in the car. It makes us really happy and it’s nice to have something we both enjoy together.