Paul with Brian Baker web square NEW - Paul discovers new love for woodwork

Paul discovers new love for woodwork

You never know what you can do until you try… Paul moved to in with SLSW Carers Brian and Sheila Baker about four years ago and it is fair to say he had his challenges, but with a little bit of encouragement and support, he gradually discovered he was interested in woodwork. In the last…

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Josh has forged friendships during breaks with SLSW Carer Zoe

Lockdowns have been challenging time for all of us, but for Josh he can take something positive from the time. He has forged new friendships thanks to his short breaks with SLSW Carer Zoe Ridler in Somerset. To help him feel at ease and comfortable he first went for two day visits before staying a…

Sarah Casey Dementia Champion

Dementia Action Week: SLC Sarah Casey, Dementia Champion, talks about the support she gives to SLSW families

As part of Dementia Action Week (May 17-23) we caught up with SLC Sarah Casey who is extremely knowledgable about Dementia and is a Dementia Champion… Why did you decide to become a Dementia Champion? When I joined Shared Lives a number of individuals that lived with carers that I supported had a diagnosis of…

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Former Shared Lives Carer Edward Bunce-Phillips joins SLSW as Mid Team Leader

We have welcomed Edward Bunce-Phillips to as the new Mid Team Leader. Edward has vast experience with Shared Lives. Not only has he grown up in a Shared Live South West household, he has also been a Shared Lives South West Carer. Now he wears a different hat for Shared Lives as part of the…

Rose Gapper Team Leader at Shared Lives South West

Welcome to Team Leader Rose

Rose Gapper has joined us as a Team Leader. Let’s find out more about her… What were you doing before joining SLSW? I have worked in the health and social care sector for nearly 20 years, I have been a registered manager for the last seven years. My previous role was a regional manager for…

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….