Bury Shared Lives, which is managed by Persona, is a unique service that offers tailor made support to vulnerable adults within the Bury area.
This could include adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people, people living with dementia, or people who have experienced substance abuse.
Shared Lives enables the person to live an ordinary life, be an active and valued member of the community and to form meaningful relationships. Whether it's just for a few hours per week to attend social activities, a cup of tea and a chat or 24 hour support, Shared Lives will be designed to fit the person’s specific requirements and support can be flexible to meet their changing needs.
Shared Lives offers three levels of support;
Day Support: This is usually a four hour session in which the carer spends time with the person either in their own home or in the community doing things that are important to them.
Respite: The person will stay within the carer’s home for an agreed number of nights. This enables the person and their usual carer to have a break in a safe and familiar environment.
Long Term: This provides an opportunity for people to live as part of a carefully matched family who can deliver the highest level of care and support.
As a customer you can be reassured that all Shared Lives Carers receive a high standard of training and are carefully matched with their customer in order to provide a person centred service. Every placement receives support and regular monitoring from an allocated Support Worker to ensure that everybody in the placement is happy.
Find details of Shared Lives' CQC report , under Persona Domiciliary Support Service.
Only a social worker can make a referral to the scheme, but if you'd like more information about Shared Lives, or you're interested in becoming a Shared Lives carer, please email or call 0161 253 7211.
Want to know what it's like to be part of the service? Click on the Shared Lives logo below to read our case studies.