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The Service Process

The Service Process

How does it work?


Step 1:

Shared Lives Worcestershire logoYour 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.

Step 2:

 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.

Step 3:

 When we 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.


Step 4:

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 completed.

Step 5:

 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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This page was last reviewed 6 February 2014 at 12:21.
The page is next due for review 5 August 2015.