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Find Out More About Shared Lives Adult Fostering Scheme

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Find Out More About Shared Lives Adult Fostering Scheme

Potential carers are being invited to an open evening to find out more about the council’s Shared Lives scheme.

Shared Lives is an adult fostering service, offering older people and vulnerable adults an alternative to residential care or living alone.

Shared Lives carers use their own home as a base to care for people, so that those who use the service benefit from the warmth and care that family life can provide. It is flexible, providing people with long-term or short-term stays, or daytime support.

The service supports a range of vulnerable adults, including people with disabilities, dementia and mental health problems. It is also currently recruiting carers for older people.

An open evening is being held on 26 February from 5.30-8pm at Hastings Road day centre, giving people the chance to talk to scheme workers, carers and users about how Shared Lives works.

Shared Lives carers come from all walks of life and need to be over 18 with some experience of caring. In return, the service provides training, support and a financial allowance.

Assistant city mayor responsible for adult social care, Cllr Rita Patel, said: “I would encourage anyone with a caring background, who is interested in finding out more, to attend our open event.”

To find out more, visit leicester.gov.uk/sharedlives, call 0116 221 1370 or email sharedlives@leicester.gov.uk