The Service Process
How does it work?
Social Worker will carry out an assessment of your needs. If they
think supported accommodation would be appropriate they will
contact us in the Shared Lives Scheme Office.
We will find
out what sort of things you need help with (your care needs)
through assessment. We will then contact a Shared Lives Carer who
might be able to offer you the type of accommodation you need, in
the area that you most prefer.
We will respect your right to confidentiality, but an honest
exchange of information is essential.
have identified possible homes, we will talk to you about them. You
can then let us know if you would like to visit. If so, the next
step is to arrange an informal visit. If this goes well, you can
decide to stay overnight on a trial basis. Following this, you can
discuss how the visit went with your Social Worker. The Shared
Lives Team will contact the Shared Lives Carer to get their views
about the visits.
If, both you and the Carer are happy about the move, a few
procedures have to be followed before you can move in. Funding will
need to be agreed.
A Licence Agreement to rent your own room will need to be
You move into
the home. After 4 weeks, there will be a meeting (a Review), to
discuss how your introductory stay is progressing. You will be
present at the review and any other people you might like to invite
(e.g. – an Advocate or a member of your family). If all
parties are happy for the placement to continue, a Placement
Agreement will be completed.
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The page is next due for review 5 August 2015.