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Portreath, near Redruth

This short break vacancy is at the heart of a small, friendly community with an active couple who have many years’ experience of working with young people who have a learning disability or autism.

Considerations: This placement would suit active people who are young or young at heart. Unfortunately it is not appropriate for anyone with a physical disability due to the surrounding environment.

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St Buryan near Penzance

This placement would suit somebody that likes to be at the heart of a close, caring family. The house has a rural location in West Cornwall, ideal for a person that likes country life or a peaceful setting. Family life is busy with activities and carers take services users out at weekends, on trips, breaks and holidays. It is a fun and active home.

Considerations: The living accommodation is upstairs with bedrooms downstairs, so service users would need to be able to walk up and down stairs. The house is not wheelchair adapted. The family includes a 4 year old child, so a service user would need to like children.

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Livermead, Torquay

The vacancies will suit a younger, active person who needs support to develop and achieve goals. The carers would work to source meaningful activities and support a person to structure their life and work towards greater independence and autonomy

Considerations: The property has steps and stairs so would best suit people with good mobility.

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Ide, near Exeter

This household would suit a man or a woman who would enjoy the support of an active, busy family with varied interests and outlooks on life. There are steps up to the front door and down to the garden and stairs down to the available bedroom. The carers’ skills would suit people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, autism and/or physical disabilities who would have some self-sufficient skills in their daily lives. A boisterous Dalmation and Westie and three cats are also part of the household.

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Teignmouth

This vacancy would suit a person who would like to be supported by a young couple who enjoy a healthy lifestyle and to access the local area of Teignmouth and all that it can offer.

Considerations: This vacany would not suit anyone wtih mobility problems due to the steep steps down to the property and stairs within.

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Devoran near Truro

The carer, her husband and daughter live together in Devoran, near Truro with their two friendly dogs. Their large detached extended cottage is surrounded by beautiful gardens and two fields. The carer enjoys an active lifestyle with hobbies such as crafts, gardening and reading. She would like to focus her support to enhance people’s skills and to see them grow as an individual as well as an enjoyable short break.

Considerations: The vacancy would suit someone with mobility difficulties as the bedroom is on the ground floor with access to a ground floor bathroom and separate walk-in shower room.

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Mannamead, Plymouth

The property is a terraced house in the Mannamead area of Plymouth. It is a large Victorian house and has six bedrooms. It has a bathroom as well as another toilet and shower on the ground floor. There are three comfortable bedrooms available for use with Shared Lives.

Considerations: Would not be suitable for individuals with mobility issues or those who would want a garden.

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Helston

Lamorna Manse is a semi-detached house in Helston with a large garden whose owner is an experienced carer. Two men with learning disabilities currently live with her and there is a vacancy for a third person to join this family home which enjoys good bus links to Truro city and the towns of Falmouth and Penzance. It is a five minute walk to the cinema, shops and Mustard Seed Open Door Cafe.

Considerations: We are unfortunately unable to take someone in wheelchair or who has difficulty with stairs.

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Liskeard

This is a lively happy household and would suit someone who enjoys being an active part in family life. This is a large and beautifully decorated well-presented property with extensive private gardens. It is located close to Liskeard train station and has excellent transport links and access into Cornwall and Plymouth. The bedrooms are suitable for those with mobility issues and there is a ground floor wet room.

Considerations: The carer has a long-term service user living with them so careful matching would be needed. The carer does not drive so it would suit a person able to access public transport

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Bampton, Near Tiverton

This vacancy is available for a man with learning disabilities who would like to live with a retired carpenter and be part of Bampton village community life.

Considerations: The stairs in the house are very steep and the toilet is on a different floor to the bedroom.

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