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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…

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Shared Lives South West Carer and Team Leader attend judging day SW final of GB Care Awards

Shared Lives South West Team Leader Anne Bilham and SLSW Carer Sarah O’Shea went on a road trip to Bristol to attend the judging day of the SW final of the GB Care Awards. Sarah is a a finalist in the Putting People First category, similarly Anne is a finalist in the Home Care Registered…

somerset team - Meet our Shared Lives Somerset team

Meet our Shared Lives Somerset team

Shared Lives South West has taken on responsibility for Shared Lives Somerset and we now welcome four new faces to our SLSW staff team. Here you can learn about the Shared Lives Coordinators in our Somerset team… Amanda Maggs What do you enjoy most about your role as part of Shared Lives Somerset? The fact…

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Shared Lives South West is expanding taking on Somerset Shared Lives scheme

Shared Lives South West has announced it is set to expand after taking on the Somerset Shared Lives scheme, in one of the biggest moves in the organisation’s history. Somerset Council has transferred its Shared Lives scheme to SLSW and by doing so, it now has a chance to grow and offer more services across…

Care and Support Awards winner Sarah O'Shea

Sarah wins award at Cornwall Care and Support Awards

Shared Lives South West is celebrating the news that Cornwall SLSW Carer Sarah O’Shea has won a top award at the CAHSC Learning Partnership Care and Support Awards. She took home the Outstanding Supported Housing Award at the CAHSC Learning Partnership Cornwall Care and Support Awards. The gala evening took place at the Headland Hotel,…

Rosemary, who has been a Shared Lives South West Carer for many years has retired. She's pictured with Shared Lives Coordinator Sarah Casey

Shared Lives South West Carer Rosemary retires

Shared Lives South West Carer Rosemary Wassmuth, who has dedicated so many years to care, retires. SLC Sarah Casey presented her with some flowers and praised her dedication at at recent Devon Carer’s Meeting in Tiverton. After  60 years working in care, she felt now was the right time to retire. She had a small…

Trustee Keith Richards Chairman of Shared Lives South West reaches end of nine year term

Keith’s board term ends after nine years

After nine years on our Board of Trustees, Keith Richards has chaired his final meeting. Keith has seen the charity blossom and evolve during his time with the organisation. Here we catch up with him and talk about his highs and lows being part of Shared Lives South West. • What made you decide to…