Anne's previous Shared Lives placement broke down, so she needed somewhere to stay while we found somewhere more permanent for her to live.
She told us
'I needed emergency short stay* accommodation, with a carers support to enable me to be independent.
Everything happened quite quickly but I got to meet the carers and their family beforehand. The next morning we signed the agreement that I would stay with the family until I found a more independent place of living. I felt very welcome, another lady who lives with the family through Shared Lives made a card to welcome me into the family.
While I was staying with them, we went out to look around the area as I had never been to this town before, I liked taking the dog on walks.
My emergency placement has finished now as I have found a new place to live more independently and I hope this will be my forever home.
It was great staying at the house it felt like a mini holiday!'
*also known as respite
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