Lancashire’s ‘outstanding’ Shared Lives service launches search for new carers

Lancashire County Council has launched a search for people who could offer a ‘family’ home to an adult living with a disability and unable to live independently. The Shared Lives concept is similar to foster care, making a real difference to the lives of adults who need extra support. Shared Lives carers work from their … Read more

Lancashire Chairman celebrates Shared Lives success

County Councillor Janice Hanson, chairman of Lancashire County Council, has recognised the commitment of Shared Lives carers by inviting them to a special event. The celebration, held recently at County Hall, Preston, was to thank staff and carers for their hard work and commitment. This follows the Shared Lives service winning two accolades. In September, … Read more

Lancashire’s ‘outstanding’ Shared Lives service launches search for new carers

As part of celebrating national Shared Lives Week, Lancashire County Council is looking for carers who could make a real difference to the lives of people living with a disability who need support. The theme for the week is #SharedLivesTogether, illustrating how Shared Lives not only brings people, families and communities together here in Lancashire … Read more

Lancashire’s Shared Lives service is outstanding

Lancashire County Council’s Shared Lives service has been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The mark was awarded following a recent inspection, in May and June this year. Inspectors assessed all areas of the service and found it to be efficiently run, safe, responsive and well-led with caring staff. Shared Lives is … Read more