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Claire celebrating her NVQ distinction

NVQ 3 distinction for SLA Claire

SLA Claire Connor has now achieved her Lead Adult Care Worker NVQ 3 and passed with distinction. Her assessor commented: “She demonstrated an excellent understanding of all concepts and was able to relate these to her practice. She was able to give robust, highly detailed examples of improving the performance of colleagues, acting as a…

Rebecca is pictured with her carer Karen Kelly-Markwick. Rebecca has been recognised on the Dimensions 2019 Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List

Rebecca is a winner in the national Dimensions 2019 Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List

Rebecca, who uses Shared Lives South West services, is celebrating being a winner  in the national Dimensions 2019 Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List. It’s the UK’s first national list which recognises people with learning disabilities and autism who are challenging stereotypes and entrenched social prejudices, to make communities better for themselves and others. Rebecca…

Linda Mogford retires

SLC Linda Mogford retires from Shared Lives South West at Christmas

After almost 16 years at Shared Lives South West, Linda Mogford is set to hang up her SLC hat. She retires from the organisation will be on Christmas Eve. Over the years she has seen SLSW grow. “When I started there were four SLC’s, one member of admin, one finance person and the CEO. Now…

Paul Chadfield, who uses Shared Lives South West services, with carers Chad and Kim is moving on

Paul prepares to move on from Shared Lives South West

With Christmas around the corner Paul, has asked for a variety of things to furnish his new home once he moves on from Shared Lives South West. Paul, was fostered by Kim and Chad Chadfield when he was just nine years old and transitioned to Shared Lives South West when he was 18. Kim and…

Ursula, who uses Shared Lives South West services, enjoyed her 90th birthday in the Isle of Wight

90th birthday trip to the Isle of Wight for Ursula

Ursula, who uses our services, enjoyed her 90th birthday with a trip to the Isle of Wight. She went on the holiday with her SLSW carer Lesley Waller. They caught the ferry and had a lovely break, eating lovely food, enjoying a gin and tonic and visiting tourist attractions including Bombridge Windmill. Celebrations continued at…

Princesshay Charity Tree Trail Shared Lives South West

Tree trail runner up success for Shared Lives South West

We were thrilled to be a runner up in the Charity Christmas Tree Trail at Princesshay, Exeter. Shared Lives South West was one of 35 organisations selected to have a tree at Roman Walk in the city. As runner up we received a voucher to be spent in Princesshay. Staff, carers and the people who…

Sarah Thompson Funding and Benefits Officer at Shared Lives South West

We have a new team member in our Funding and Benefits team!

Sarah Thompson has joined us in the Devon office as a Funding and Benefits Officer. “I am really enjoying it. It is a similar post to my previous post, which I had to leave due to re-location. “I wanted to continue in a challenging role which gives great job satisfaction,” said Sarah. Previously she was…

Sarah Casey purple angel web - SLC Sarah becomes a Purple Angel dementia ambassador

SLC Sarah becomes a Purple Angel dementia ambassador

Sarah Casey has become a Purple Angel ambassador to help people and raise awareness of dementia. Sarah has been working with the Alzheimer’s Society and she sees this as extension of the role. She aims to help people with dementia and to raise awareness and understanding. She had to create a dissertation on her experiences…

Amanda Greig joins our admin team

Devon Admin Team welcome Amanda to Shared Lives South West

We have welcomed Amanda Greig to our Devon Admin Team. She recently moved back to the UK after living in New Zealand for almost three years.   How are you finding your new role as part of the admin team at Shared Lives South West? I love it in the admin team. It is such…

South West final of GB Care Awards

We attend the South West Final of the GB Care Awards

A team from Shared Lives South West went to the South West final of the GB Care Awards. SLSW Team Leader Anne Bilham was up for best Home Care Registered Manager award.SLSW Carer Sarah O’Shea, who is from Cornwall, was a finalist in the Putting People First award. Care Awards Anne and Sarah didn’t win…