Gloucestershire Shared Lives scheme (Adult Placement)
Adult Placement is where someone aged 18 and over can spend a few hours, a few days or live permanently with you in your own home as part of your family. It is an alternative to living in a residential care home. The service is flexible and also supports people to access leisure activities or trips out. The overall purpose of Shared Lives is to offer:
- An alternative to residential care.
- Respite care for older people.
- Support and encouragement to adults to help maintain their independence, and sense of identity.
- A break from caring for parents/full time carers.
- A tailor made placement that can be used to make your personal budget work for you.
We can provide care and support for people with learning disabilities, mental health problems, older people over 65, and individuals who have been discharged from hospital.
Thinking about becoming a carer?
Carers are subject to a robust assessment process before they are approved, they are then supported and trained, and placements are monitored and reviewed regularly in conjunction with the relevant care manager.
Carers are carefully matched with service users to ensure the best possible support and care.
The scheme works in partnership with NAAPS (National Adult Placement Scheme Service). We also have strong links with CQC (Care Quality Commission) with whom we are registered. Following a recent inspection we were informed that our Quality Rating has been published as GOOD. We also work in conjunction with Supporting People, who gave us an EXCELLENT review. We have developed a strong network with other adult placement schemes on a national level.
If you think you might have the time and space in your home to offer care or support and have some experience of working with or caring for vulnerable adults, then we would love to hear from you. You can email us or call 01452 426237 for an informal discussion.
For further information please read our Shared Lives [265kb] leaflet.