In case you missed it, Anna McEwen has written a great blog about the Secretary of State for Health’s visit to Shared Lives in Newham on the Dept Health social care site:
“Brenda supports two men (Kevin who has learning disabilities, and Louis who is recovering after a brain tumour) who live with her as part of the family.
We were also joined by Shared Lives carers Elizabeth, who supports visually impaired man Dipan, and Evangaline, who supports John, an older man with mental health issues.
We sat in Brenda’s garden in beautiful sunshine while Mr Hunt chatted to Brenda, Elizabeth and Evangaline about why they joined the scheme and became Shared Lives carers. He then turned to Dipan, John, Kevin and Louis to find out from them about what life is like in Shared Lives…..”
Full blog here: https://socialcare.blog.gov.uk/2015/07/22/lean-on-me/