Developing and Expanding Shared Lives Services in Wrexham

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Why are we doing this?: 

Wrexham Adult Social Care Department is looking to expand the ways in which it provides support to people with eligible needs in Wrexham.

People who use our services tell us that they wish to be cared for within their own homes and communities, rather than in residential care. One of the services we currently provide to older people is called ‘Shared Lives, Day Support’, which provides day time support to a group of up to 3 people in the home of a registered Shared Lives Carer. Shared Lives Carers are registered to provide personal care, as well as befriending support and support people to access their local community. This service is currently available to people aged over 65 years of age.

We would like to expand this service, to enable greater numbers of people, across all our client groups to access the support it has to offer. We are also interested in developing an Adult Placement in Wrexham, which can be accessible to all persons with eligible social care needs. Adult Placement is where an individual lives, on either a temporary or permanent basis, with a Shared Lives Carer/ family. This type of service is often used as an alternative to residential care or to enable people to begin their independent living journey. There is currently no Adult Placement Scheme in Wrexham. Within this pack there are some information sheets which provide some brief information on what this type of service looks like, in terms of who can access it, and what it costs for the individual. 

What do we want to know?: 

On the next page there are some questions we would like your feedback on. This will help us to determine whether people in Wrexham like this type of service, and would like to see more of it developed. The information you provide will also help us understand any concerns you may have about this type of service, and what we can do to alleviate those concerns

Start date31 May 2017
End date13 July 2017
Full addressContactContact numbers
LL11 1AR
Jo WardPhone: 01978 298611