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How we are run

Shared Lives South West is an independent registered charity and not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.  We are registered with and inspected and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and registered with and regulated by the Charity Commission and Companies House.  Please click here to see our page on the CQC website.

Our day to day operations are carried out by the staff of the organisation who are accountable to a board of trustees.

Board of trustees

The board meets formally four times a year and is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and performance of Shared Lives South West.

If you would like to know more about our board of trustees please click here.

Approval Panel

Every application to become  a Shared Lives carer with Shared Lives South West is considered by an independent approval panel, after the assessment process. All our panel members are volunteers and are independent of the organisation.  All panel members have regular meetings and training for their role.  This is a really important quality assurance process. Assessed applicants will be invited to meet the approval panel to discuss their application.

Please contact either office to find out more about becoming a panel member.

Staff team

Shared Lives South West has a staff team of nearly 40 employees, based in two offices.  The chief executive , finance, marketing and comms staff, funding and benefits teams and our East and Mid Shared Lives staff work from our main office in Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot. Our Cornwall support staff are based in our offices at Scorrier, near Redruth.

To contact either office please click here