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Tim Wickson web - Welcome to our new Business Leader Tim

Welcome to our new Business Leader Tim

Tim Wickson recently joined the Shared Lives South West team as our Business Leader. Here we find out a bit more about him…   Tell us a bit about your working/career background? Industry-wise I’ve spent just over half my career in tourism and hospitality and the other half in local government, manufacturing and helping start-ups,…

Amanda Maggs is now Team Leader for Somerset Shared Lives

Surprise Zoom meeting to congratulate new Team Leader Amanda

Amanda Maggs started her role as the Team Leader for Somerset with a surprise Zoom meeting with all her colleagues coming together to congratulate her. She’ll be taking over from Anne Bilham, who is off to pastures new after more than five years next month. Amanda joined Shared Lives as a Shared Lives Coordinator for…

Jamie who uses SLSW services has lost over 7 stone

Jamie’s incredible weight loss journey

Despite it being a challenging year- Jamie who uses our services has lots to celebrate! He’s risen to the challenge to lose weight and has managed to lose seven and a half stone in a year! He has been supported throughout his weight loss journey by his SLSW Carer Rachael Cowling. “He moved in a…

Jim Silgram who has joined the SLSW team

Shared Lives South West welcomes Jim as a Shared Lives Coordinator

Our Cornwall team has a new addition. We’ve welcomed Jim Silgram to Shared Lives South West as a Shared Lives Coordinator. Here we catch up with Jim, who lives in the Redruth area, to learn a little bit more about him… How are you finding your new role at Shared Lives South West? I have…

Abby and Shared Lives South West Carer Mel at Christmas

Mum Abby gets the best Christmas present she could ever wish for

There’s no doubt about it, 2020 has been a challenge and a tough year, but Mum Abby has the best Christmas wish she could ever hope for. Abby, who uses our services and lives with SLSW Carer Melanie Thomas in Cornwall, has seen the child protection order imposed when her daughter Isabella was born removed….

New Shared Lives Coordinator Sharon Button

Shared Lives Coordinator Sharon is welcomed to the Somerset team

In the last month we’ve welcomed new Shared Lives Coordinator Sharon Button who will be based in the Somerset Team. We catch up with Sharon to find out more about her…   What were you doing before working at SLSW? Most of my working career has been in the health and social care sector. I…

White with Dots and Bee Get Well Soon Card 2 - Shared Lives South West celebrates winning Scheme Innovation Award

Shared Lives South West celebrates winning Scheme Innovation Award

.Shared Lives South West is celebrating winning a national award for its innovative work at the Shared Lives Plus Awards. It took home the Sheme Innovation Award at the online ceremony, which celebrated the Shared Living sector. The organisation, which provides care and support to people with additional needs, is one of 150 Shared Lives…

Joy and Bou karen web - SLSW Carers Joy and Bou set to retire after more than 40 years in the sector

SLSW Carers Joy and Bou set to retire after more than 40 years in the sector

After working more than 42 years in the care sector, Joy and Bou Roodenburg are finally retiring and timing time out for themselves. The couple, who live at Torpoint, currently support Karen and have done so for the last ten years as Shared Lives South West Carers. They have known her for 30 years and…

Penny Smith, admin at Shared Lives South West

We welcome Penny to the SLSW team

We have a new team member at Shared Lives South West. Penny Smith has joined our admin team and will be based in our Somerset office in Ilminster. Here we find out a little bit about Penny… Where do you live? I live in Ilminster but originally I grew up in Seaton, Devon and spent…

Ivor and Peter finalist in Dimension Learning leaders list WEB - Artists Ivor and Peter finalists in Coronavirus Learning Disability and Autism Leaders' List

Artists Ivor and Peter finalists in Coronavirus Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List

Ivor and Peter , who use SLSW services, are celebrating being national finalists in the Coronavirus Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List which is in partnership with Dimensions. Both Ivor and Peter, who are supported by SLSW Carers Rachel and Fran Bunce in Somerset, unearthed their artistic skills during lockdown. They have been painting ever…