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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…

Anne Bilham shortlisted in the South West heat of the Great British Care Awards

We celebrate shortlistings at SW final of GB Care Awards

We are celebrating the news that Shared Lives South West Team Leader Anne Bilham and carer Sarah O’Shea have been shortlisted for the South West heat of the Great British Care Awards. Anne is up for The Home Care Registered Manager award and Sarah is in the Putting People First Award. It is the second…

Rebecca who is a finalist in the Learning Leaders List 2019

Peter and Rebecca are finalists in the Dimensions Learning Leaders List 2019

The Dimensions Learning Leaders List 2019 finalists have been announced… and two of them are Rebecca and Peter who use SLSW services. The Learning Leaders’ List celebrates the achievements of people with learning disabilities and autism, who are helping to make society a better place. Rebecca was nominated for the education and work category. Since…

Sarah OShea who has been nominated for a Care and Support Award

Cornwall carer Sarah gets shortlisted for an award

Cornwall Shared Lives South West carer Sarah O’Shea has beat off competition from almost 350 nominations to be shortlisted for an award at the forthcoming Care and Support Awards 2019 which take place in her home county. She is down to the final three in the Supported Housing Worker or Team of the Year category….

Laura Maker, Team Leader at Shared Lives South West, is a Proud to Care Ambassador in Devon

Proud to Care Ambassador role for Shared Live South West’s Laura

Shared Lives South West Team Leader Laura Maker is now officially a Proud to Care Ambassador for Devon. Ambassadors are front-line staff who work in a variety of roles in health and care. This can include nurses, care workers, community matrons, registered managers, mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and  support workers. The ambassadors…

Jane Rolfe, SLC at Shared Lives South West

We say farewell to SLC Jane Rolfe after almost ten years at Shared Lives South West

The Shared Lives South West team has said a fond farewell to Shared Lives Coordinator Jane Rolfe, who has left the organisation after almost ten years. She has been a valued member of the team. We will miss her wealth of knowledge, honesty and compassion. Many of the team came together to wish her all…

Mariana Wilson ICT Support Officer at Shared Lives South West

Welcome to our new ICT Support Officer at Shared Lives South West

Mariana Wilson has joined the Shared Lives staff team as our ICT Support Officer. She has replaced Phil Hodgson, who is now our Business Leader. Originally from Romania, Mariana spent her early working life as a teacher of English, Romanian and Latin for a year before deciding it wasn’t for her. “I got a job…

Shared Lives South West staff team celebrate 15 years service

Staff celebrate 15 years of working at Shared Lives South West

Three members of the Shared Lives South West staff team celebrated working at the charity for 15 years this week. Alison Kingdon, Finance Manager, as well as Linda Mogford as well as  Fiona Glanvill who are Shared Lives Coordinators have all watched the organisation grow and evolve. “When I started there were nine staff ….