These films are all about Shared Lives, from the point of view of five different Shared Lives households, who came together to make these films. We hope we help you to understand what Shared Lives is all about and what the service can offer.
This first film will explain what Shared Lives is, how it operates, who Shared Lives South West are – and most importantly, what Shared Lives means to the people who use the service and to the Shared Lives carers who offer the service in their family homes.
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Kevin lives with Nick, a Shared Lives carer in East Devon. Find out more about Kevin and Nick and what they both think about Shared Lives.
Martin lives with Angela, a Shared Lives carer in Somerset. Angela is part of the Somerset County Council Shared Lives scheme and she supports three people through Shared Lives. Angela and her family and Martin kindly agreed to share their experiences with Shared Lives South West for these films.Videos
Sam and Sue live in Looe, in Cornwall. This video is all about their life together in Shared Lives.
Ben has lived with Leigh, a Shared Lives carer from North Devon for several years. Initially, Leigh was a foster carer for Ben, but now he is an adult, Leigh supports Ben as a Shared Lives carer with Shared Lives South West. Find out what Ben and Leigh think Shared Lives is all about.
Gareth has lived with Jo, a Shared Lives carer in Torbay for about 18 months. Find out what Jo felt about becoming a Shared Lives carer and what Gareth thinks about sharing his life with Jo and her family.
Specialist Service: Dementia
The film shows how the service works for Pat, Roger and Kay and each of them explain what Shared Lives means to them. To purchase this DVD please click here