Supporting adults (Shared Lives)

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Ever thought about opening up your home to a vulnerable adult? Dozens of people in Powys already do but Shared Lives Powys staff are now looking for more people across the county to take part in the ‘Shared Lives Powys’ programme.

Shared Lives Powys provides support for vulnerable adults and helps them choose who they live with, where they live and how they spend their time.

It helps arrange for people, who may need some additional help, to have short breaks or live long term, in the homes of carefully selected and trained people called Shared Lives Carers.  Carers are paid when the person stays with them.

Project manager, Richard Gwynn said:

“We are looking for individuals, couples or families who have a spare room in their home, an understanding and positive attitude and a genuine wish to support people to live as independently as possible in their community.

“If you live in Powys, are enthusiastic, considerate, able to work to agreed plans, encouraging and sensitive to others needs we would like to hear from you.  Experience of working in the care sector would be useful but isn’t a requirement, enthusiasm is just as valuable.” 

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Mandy works as part of the Shared Lives scheme, through which she opens up her home to - and cares for - vulnerable adults.  
Read Mandy's story 

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Diane, who lives in the Machynlleth area, describes how the people who live with her, become part of the family.  Read Diane's story


Shared Lives Powys is a registered and regulated scheme providing practical support, advice and guidance to Shared Lives Carers in their work.  The scheme provides appropriate training to Shared Lives Carers and arranges for them to be paid for the work that they do. 

It provides care and support to adults with a learning disability, but also to others such as older people, people with mental health problems and adults with a physical or sensory disability and young people in transition

Anyone interested in providing a supportive and caring home to a vulnerable adult, or would just like to find out more, please contact us using the details on this page.

 

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