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21 June 2017

Shared Lives Week in full swing with coffee mornings in Devon and Cornwall

Shared Lives South West carers and the people who use our services, opened their homes to host coffee mornings for Shared Lives Week. Members of the local community as well as friends and family came out in force to support the events. Devon carer Carol and Marie, who uses our services, rallied around and held […]

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20 June 2017

Plymouth Shared Lives carer speaks out about mental health stigma

  A Plymouth woman has spoken out and praised Prince Harry for helping to tackle the “stigma” around mental health. Pam Wood, who is a carer for the charity Shared Lives South West, has shown dedication to the cause over the years by providing accommodation and support at her city home for three men who […]

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20 June 2017

The Shared Lives Bear goes to Albert Square!

One of Shared Lives South West bears has enjoyed a trip to Albert Square, aka the set of hit soap opera EastEnders. Funding and Benefits officer, Avril Smith visited the set after winning tickets to a special filming session of Antiques Roadshow at the TV set, which is set to be on our screens in the […]

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16 June 2017

Enjoy a cuppa and cake for Shared Lives Week

We’re celebrating  Shared Lives Week by hosting a series of coffee and cake mornings to bring local communities together. The aim is to spread awareness of the Shared Lives care model – that Shared Lives South West believe should ‘be a choice for all who could benefit’ in Devon and Cornwall. Shared Lives South West  is […]

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09 June 2017

Shared Lives South West’s Ursula, 87, votes for the first time in General Election

Thanks to learning to read this year and encouragement from her Shared Lives South West carer Lesley Waller, Ursula who is 87 cast her first ever vote in the General Election yesterday. She went to the local polling station with Marjorie, who also lives with Lesley in their Exmouth home. Ursula hit the headlines earlier […]

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07 June 2017

Helen is hitting all the right notes in the local community

There’s no doubt about it, Helen is a real part of the community in Pool, Cornwall. Living with Shared Lives carer Dawn Jago, most days are packed full of activities, clubs and hobbies that Helen enjoys. Having moved in with Dawn just over 18 months ago, Helen has settled in well and has joined numerous […]

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05 June 2017

Shared Lives family enjoy Emmerdale trip!

Soap fans Georgia and Lisa were in their element when they went to the set where Emmerdale is filmed as part of their recent holiday. They enjoyed a coach break with their Shared Lives carer Cath Hooper. Along the way they visited Minster Cathedral, Leeds Castle and Stratford Upon Avon. However, the highlight was visiting […]

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30 May 2017

Conservative candidate Sarah Newton says Shared Lives South West is ‘an asset to social care sector’

Conservative candidate for Truro and Falmouth Sarah Newton has praised award winning charity Shared Lives South West calling it ‘an extremely valuable service’. Sarah met with Shared Lives carer Pat Carter and Terence who uses Shared Lives services at the home they share in Perranporth to find out about the great work the organisation does. […]

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24 May 2017

Shared Lives South West is selected as the chosen charity for Newton Abbot Carnival 2017

Shared Lives South West is celebrating the news that it has been selected as one of two charities to benefit from Newton Abbot Carnival this year. The packed programme, which starts on June 24 with the crowning of the Carnival Queen, also includes a duck race, tractor pull, tea dance, wheelbarrow race, fun run and […]

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22 May 2017

Shared Lives South West’s Lin feels perfectly at home at ‘Linda Cottage’

Fate could have well played a hand in carer Denise Scott picking her new home in St Giles on the Heath, Cornwall. The chocolate box thatched property which is called ‘Linda Cottage’ couldn’t be more apt as she supports Linda, who uses our services. Before moving in with Denise and her husband Brian five years […]

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