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Holidays And Breaks


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Tris Brown

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Funding to develop Shared Lives as source of holidays and breaks

We have been awarded a grant by the Department of Health to develop a way of offering Shared Lives as holidays and breaks to people across local authority boundaries, in different areas of the country.

There are Shared Lives carers who can provide short breaks living in seaside towns, national parks and in the heart of large cities. We will build a catalogue to help people identify potential providers in an area of the country they would like to visit.

We will shortly employ a twelve-month project development worker to work with Shared Lives carers and schemes to develop matching, safeguarding, inter-scheme working and payment policies to enable safe and affordable Shared Lives arrangements to take place across county boundaries. Watch this space for further details.

Matthew Chapman

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You will have an uphill struggle to get this off the ground here in Lincolnshire as the local Adults Suportong Adults scheme have shut the door on Holiday Opportunies for vulnerable adults here as the Opearation Manager cannot see how they match people from out of their area with their care providers.


A.S.A. are not much interested in recruiting experienced and NVQ 3/4 qualified care providers with 19 years membership of N.A.A.P.S

behind them either preferring to train people their way. This is not about induction either.


Good luck with your scheme. You will need to wins hearts and minds ahead of parochial ambition to achieve your goal.



Matt Chapman (Ex Barnabas Solihull, now New York Lincolnshire)

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I totally see your point here. For many years I have been unable to understand why one professional social worker will not always accept the work carried out by another professional social worker/care manager across departments within a local authority. This could be amplified when confronted with inter LA working. I do hope Shared Lives can overcome these type of obstacles in the interests of the 'clients'.


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