Person Centred Approaches

If you, or your family member, is going to have support from us, our staff will work with you in a person centred way.

We will develop a plan together to help you to make decisions and achieve the things you want to do, now and in the future. We will will involve your family, friends and any other people who are important in your life. If any professionals are supporting you, we will involve them too.

This way of working will help you think about the things that are important to you and will make sure that you get the support you want in exactly the way you want it.

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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