Testimonials

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Shared Lives has changed my life. ‘I have stopped smoking and lost weight. I have my own shed and tools and do lots of things that I enjoy. I have hens. The most important thing is I didn’t have a family and now I am part of a family

Darren Robinson – Shared Lives Member

‘I could not imagine not doing this we have one big extended family. It’s just wonderful sharing life with others and having their best interests at heart’

Julie Anne Lea- Shared Lives Carer

I love giving someone the chance of a happy life and know I have good back up from the Shared Lives Team

Shirley Moorcroft – Shared lives Carer

‘I like Shirley and living with the family, I love it here’

Hilary Woolfall – Shared Lives Member

Throughout the 9 years I have been a shared lives carer it has been nothing but beneficial for the whole household, not only has it allowed a flexible balanced working life for myself and the family, it has also promoted a strong and healthy home life for both family and the people we support.

Shared lives has brought opportunities for both the family and the people we support around the community, allowing all to feel valued. Not only has it enabled the family as a whole to take part in days out/events/occasions, it has also enhanced friendships and relationships to blossom from both inside and outside the household. All in all, I feel that becoming a shared lives carer has been the best decision of my life making work and home life feel like one big family, it has brought happiness and joy in many aspects to the whole household and I couldn’t be more grateful to have worked for such an outstanding service and I will continue to do so for as long as I am able to

Jayne Cunningham – Shared Lives Carer

My experience with shared lives has been very enjoyable and it has benefitted my life a lot as it has allowed me to feel part of a loving family who support me in many ways. This family have looked after me now for 6 years and I have loved every day I have spent with them. I have enjoyed going on activities with them such as: bowling, cinema, ninja warrior, go karting and many more different places. As well as this I have enjoyed socialising going to pubs, restaurants, and parties with them. I feel very comfortable with this family as they are all loving and caring people who make me smile and laugh each day. My time here has also helped my independence to grow as I am able to walk to the local shops, go to the cinema and spend quality time with my girlfriend, all by myself. Even though I have a family who I love very much, shared lives has allowed me to feel part of another family which I am very grateful for.

James Ashton – Shared Lives Member

Being a Shared Lives carer has definitely changed my life for the better, supporting Marie and Glen is rewarding in so many ways, for example watching their confidence grow in different areas. We really consider them as part of our family as this is not just a job.

Alison Price – Shared Lives Carer

I like everything about my life and living with Alison and Gladys. Marie Houghton They are fantastic carers and I love that we go on holidays that I like.

Glenn Ashton – Shared Lives Member

If you would like to know any information about the service, please contact:
Karen Bennett (Service Manager) via email at karen.bennett@ndirections.org or call 01704829514

Shared Lives is a CQC registered service and has a ‘GOOD’ rating. Please see our report below.

New Directions, Head Office, 3rd Floor, Burlington House,
Crosby Road North,, Waterloo, L22 0PJ