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Shared Lives And Older People - A Briefing

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Shared Lives Plus has produced a briefing to illustrate the positive role that Shared Lives can play in offering an alternative and further choice as a support option for Older People. Whilst adults can move in with the Shared Lives carer and live as part of the family, Shared Lives is typically used by older people as day support, as short breaks for unpaid family carers, and as home from hospital care and reablement.

This briefing helps explain the role Shared Lives can play in supporting Older People, highlighting case studies and focusing on important issues of outcomes safety and quality, value for money, and dignity. 


You can also find factsheets about Working with Older People and Growing Older with Learning Disabilities.


Shared Lives Plus has also been working to produce a set of guides to outline how Shared Lives can support people with Dementia. You can see these here


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Older people where always involved in Shared Lives on the Wirral up to about twelve years ago and then it stopped I had three elderly people in their seventies and eighties living with our family, it was a joy and so rewarding.

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