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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…

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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…

Somerset Shared Lives team- Shared Lives South West

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,…