We produce a bimonthly newsletter celebrating the good work of our carers, the achievements of people using our services and staff news.


Shared Lives South West August 

Read about Ivor and Carol’s wedding plans, a visit to Downing Street and a Shared Lives Week round up.






Shared Lives South West May Newsletter

Leon completes The Jubliee Challenge, Coronation Celebrations and a feature on Pride month.






Shared Lives South West Feb Newsletter

Valentine’s Day celebration for Lilly, LGBT+ History Month focus and photos galore from our SLSW households.







Shared Lives South West December 2022 Newsletter

It’s a real festive feast featuring so many SLSW houses in the run up to Christmas.







Shared Lives South West October 2022 Newsletter

A SLSW householder meets new king, Connor goes abroad for the first time and SLSW households raise money for good causes.








Shared Lives South West July 2022 Newsletter

SLSW households celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Shared Lives Week picnics across the counties and photos of SLSW households enjoying the sunshine.






Shared Lives South West May 2022 Newsletter
Connor lands his first ever paid job, a SLSW couple  get engaged and there are days out galore for SLSW families.









Shared Lives South West March 2022 Newsletter

Read all about Neil’s amazing virtual challenge, Mollie’s new ambassador role and Angie’s award!










Shared Lives South West December 2021 Newsletter

It’s a bumper festive edition packed with photos, features and SLSW families enjoying their lives.







Shared Lives South West September 2021 Newsletter

With SLSW families adjusting to the new normal and enjoying being able to do more, we share their stories and photos.







Shared Lives South West July 2021 Newsletter

This issue is packed with photos of SLSW families enjoying life and a taste of the ‘new normal’.

Many have also been enjoying staycations.

There are also stories and staff updates.





Shared Lives South West May 2021 Newsletter

With restrictions easing, SLSW famlies have been getting out and about a little more.










Shared Lives South West February 2021 Newsletter

This edition features a story about Jamie who uses our services who has lost more than 7st! There are also photos galore.






Shared Lives South West

December 2020 Newsletter

This festive edition is packed with fantastic stories and photos.

Read about  Mum Abby’s greatest Christmas present, SLSW Carers Joy and Bou’s retirement and lots of staff news too.



Shared Lives South West October 2020 Newsletter

This edition is packed with photos such as Hayley’s engagement, Peter’s birthday celebrations and exam result joy for Lucas.





Shared Lives South West August 2020 newsletter

In this edition we hear Ian’s story. He moved into a SLSW household as lockdown restrictions softened. There are also lots of photos of SLSW families keeping busy and an interview with new Somerset SLC Chrissy Goodridge.




Shared Lives South West May 2020 newsletter

In this edition we catch up with SLSW households during lockdown and find out how they’ve been filling their days at home.

We are so thankful to everyone who has shared such wonderful stories and photos.







Shared Lives South West- March 2020 newsletter

In the March edition, you can read some great features about Shared Lives South West families. Including Tommy, who has enjoyed a trip of a lifetime in India.
Also read about Matt loving his voluntary job and how Mum Abby and her daughter are settling in their new home with a SLSW Carer.






Shared Lives South West- September 2019 newsletter

In the September edition,  read Emily’s story about moving on from Shared Lives South West into her own flat. There is also lots of award news with Team Leader Anne Bilham making it to the South West Final of the Great British Care Awards alongside carer Sarah O’Shea. Sarah is also a finalist in the Cornwall Care and Support Awards.






Shared Lives South West- July 2019 newsletter

In this newsletter you can read about our CEO’s 200 mile run challenge for Shared Lives Week, also how two carers enjoyed a trip to see The Queen at a garden party and find out which of our carers won at the Outstanding Care Awards for Devon and Cornwall.







Shared Lives South West- April 2019 newsletter

In the April newsletter find lots of features, news items and information.

There’s a feature on our Home from Hospital services, Gareth who uses our services meeting film star Arnie and our carers Pete and Carole attend the GB Care Awards…