Saturday, May 26, 2018

Shared Lives Scheme Innovative Health Initiative Continues with its Success

The South East Wales Shared Lives Scheme’s Innovative Health Initiative Project has continued to achieve great success in supporting vulnerable adults to maintain their health and wellbeing. ;

Shared Lives carers Pam and Roger have transformed the lives of Caerphilly borough resident Maggie, who needed respite care prior to a hip replacement operation.

Maggie was referred to the Shared Lives Scheme following two years of being unable to leave her own home. Maggie was waiting for a hip replacement operation but required some support prior to her admission. ; After being successfully matched with Pam and Roger Maggie’s health has vastly improved and she is now ready and waiting for her operation.

The South East Wales Shared Lives Scheme provides a service for vulnerable adults in their local community, helping to match them with a Shared Lives carer. Each placement is tailored to the needs and requirements of each individual, from hourly support in the daytime to long-term places to live. ; The Health Initiative Project specifically aims to help support individuals that may require a stay in hospital or to help prevent their admission and support their discharge.

The scheme is available for any person over the age of 18 who has been assessed as needing social care support, including those with learning disabilities, sensory loss, physical disabilities, mental health needs and older people.

Cllr Carl Cuss, Cabinet Member for Social Services said: “I am delighted that the Shared Lives programme has provided valuable care and support to yet another individual. I would like to thank Shared Lives carers Pam and Roger for their commitment to making positive changes to the lives of individuals who need help and support&;.

For more information on the Shared Lives Scheme please contact the shared lives scheme on 01443 864784.

Source: http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/News/News-Bulletin/February-2018/Shared-Lives-Scheme-Innovative-Health-Initiative-C (Wed Feb 7th 2018)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

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