Just part of the family – Guardian feature

Shared Lives Surrey features in a great Guardian piece on Shared Lives.

Since moving in with Alex and Greg, Clare has become rooted in the community, and made a strong network of friends – including reconnecting with people she went to school with. She has a big family, with “lots of sisters”, and sees them once or twice a week. “Since I moved, my life has changed. It has got better,” says Clare. “On Tuesday mornings, I volunteer at the Sure Start centre, with babies, and we do baby massage.” She goes to a community centre a couple of mornings a week, and is also doing an adult education course. And she has a boyfriend, who she met at a community group. “It was love at first sight.”

Full  article here.

 

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