Useful Resources

Our Annual Review

Independent Options provides a range of person centred services for children, young people and adults who have learning and other disabilities. Read more in our Annual Review which can be found Annual Review 2014 – 2015

Local Organisations

National Organisations

In Control – an extensive community network that is working for change and to provide people with the knowledge, power and tools to control their support.

Social Care Institute for Excellence – The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works.

Jason's Story

Jason, a Shared Lives Service User: “Shared Lives is a place you can go to get help. You can make and meet new friends, and they have good carers. You get to go on holiday and share your life with someone else. My life is better because of Shared Lives because I have a home that is safe, calm and easy to live in. Shared Lives is helping me to be more independent and gain skills for the future. I am being helped to be a part of my community and I am supported when I am faced with challenges. Talking with my carer helps me to meet those challenges and it gives me confidence.”

Shared Lives Carer: “I have worked in care services for many years, but there is nothing more rewarding than welcoming someone into your own home, and sharing everything in your lives. The relationship that builds between you is something special. No amount of money could buy that.”

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