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Shared Lives drop-in sessions

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9 December 2022

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Three drop-in sessions are to be held to find new carers that can support vulnerable adults to live thriving and independent lives.

Powys County Council is looking for people in the county with a spare room and an interest in caring to become Shared Lives carers.

The council's Shared Lives Service, where vulnerable adults can get support and develop their independence, have arranged the drop-in sessions.

The sessions take place on:

  • Tesco, Welshpool: Monday 19 December - 10am to 3pm
  • Morrisons, Newtown: Friday 13 January 2023 - 10am to 3pm
  • Tesco, Llandrindod Wells: Wednesday 18 January 2023 - 10am to 3pm

Cllr Sian Cox, Cabinet Member for a Caring Powys, said: "I think that Shared Lives is one of our most innovating and inspiring projects, bringing people who require some support to live independently together with people who have space in their homes and time and support to offer.

"People living or staying with Shared Lives carers live independently and with real choice about how they want to live, in real homes, and are supported to live their best lives.  Being able to live our best life is what we want for everyone in Powys.

"We are looking for people with space in their homes and the ability to offer care to people who can no longer live independently without support.

"Shared Lives carers can provide long-term homes, short breaks or sessional support, depending on their capacity and preference - each of these is valuable and makes a huge difference to people's lives. Shared Lives carers receive ongoing support, training and a regular allowance for their work.

"Shared Lives carers have the most rewarding of roles, helping people to flourish. They also come from all walks of life but share a common joy in being part of people's success in living their best lives.

"These drop-in sessions are an opportunity to find out more about the Shared Lives service. If you or someone you know might be interested, do come and talk to us."

If you'd like to find out more, please contact the Shared Lives team by emailing shared.lives@powys.gov.uk or telephone 01597 827247