Mirsad, a Shared Lives Carer, has supported Eric for four and a half years on a Day Support basis. Eric is an older gentleman who has found that his ability to get ‘out and about’ has deteriorated over recent years and says that the support from Mirsad “makes a hell of a difference” to his life.

Mirsad visits Eric every week and takes him the daily newspaper, then they go out to wherever they have agreed to visit that day. Sometimes Mirsad and Eric may visit a local park or museum but sometimes they venture further afield to places like Llandudno, Chester, York or Liverpool.

Eric has an interest in model boats so Mirsad has taken him to join a model boat club to chat with likeminded people and watch the boats. Eric says that “Mirsad is a constant companion”, without him he “would never go any distance” and that he “looks forward to seeing Mirsad very much, we get on very well”. Mirsad also supports Eric to attend doctors' and hospital appointments.

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