Bury Shared Lives were thrilled to welcome the brand new CEO of Shared Lives Plus, Ewan King, on his first day in post!
Shared Lives Plus is the membership charity for people living and working in the schemes across the UK and each Bury Shared Lives carer has their annual membership to it funded by Persona.
Ewan came to meet staff, carers and people we support to find out more about the Bury scheme and what it's like to use it.
He was welcomed by Chair of the Persona Board, Tony Hunter, our Managing Director, Kat Sowden, and Mo Arthur, Registered Manager, as well as by members of the Shared Lives Committee.
They talked about the Bury scheme and Ewan was interested in finding out more about people's thoughts on the service and the way it's run.
We asked Ewan for his thoughts on the meeting and he said
"I loved meeting everyone involved in Bury Shared Lives, especially the carers and the people living in Shared Lives arrangements.".
When asked if he thought we're doing anything innovative, Ewan responded
"I think your work to grow Shared Lives amongst the Jewish community is really impressive, as is your approach to involving people who draw on Shared Lives services in the decision making about the scheme.
Everyone should be involved in decisions about how Shared Lives is delivered in Bury."