Could you share your home to change a life? Find out more this Shared Lives Week (19 – 25 June.)
The team from Knowsley’s Shared Lives service will be out and about in a bid to recruit more Shared Lives hosts. Shared Lives is a scheme that matches adults who need support with host carers – who provide them with respite, day support or long term care in the carers’ homes.
To find out more, visit the team at:
Huyton Town Centre (outside Home Bargains), on Monday, 19 June from 11am to 4pm
Kirkby Town Centre, (near the tree on Newtown Gardens) Tuesday 20 June from 11am to 4pm
The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, on Friday, 23 June from 11am to 3pm.
They will explain that there are lots of ways people can get involved with the Shared Lives scheme. They can offer a permanent home to someone, or short break support to give permanent carers a break. Recruits will receive payment, training and 24/7 support.
Both families and individuals of any age can get involved with Shared Lives – which offers a great opportunity for anyone seeking a new challenge, or maybe approaching retirement.
Cllr Pam Spall, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Lead for Adult Social Care said: “Shared Lives is all about people in a household sharing their lives, homes, interests, experience and skills with other people who need some help and support to live their life to the full as part of their local community.
“We are encouraging new carers to get involved with the scheme. It’s very rewarding knowing that you’ve made a difference to someone’s life. Just pick up the phone – you won’t regret it!”
For further information about Knowsley Shared Lives Service ring 0151 443 2060.