Video Gallery

Watch as SLSW families talk about their lives in a SLSW household.

 

Video Gallery

Here SLSW households tell their story. SLSW Carers talk about their role and people who use our services chat about what it is like to live in a SLSW family.

Transition

 

Find out what it’s like to be a Shared Lives South West (SLSW) Carer through the eyes of SLSW Carer Lorna Wallace. She was a foster carer and transitioned to SLSW when Ben and Marc, who she supports, became adults. There is also a longer version of this video on our channel featuring an interview with Team Leader Amanda Maggs.

Mental Health

 

Find out what it’s like to be a Shared Lives South West (SLSW) Carer through the eyes of SLSW Carer Lisa Dougal and hear from Charlene what it’s like to live as part of a SLSW family. Charlene is living her life, her way with Lisa’s support and support from SLSW.

Parent and Child

 

Find out what it’s like to be a Shared Lives South West (SLSW) Carer through the eyes of SLSW Carer Mel Thomas and hear from Abby what it’s like to live as part of a SLSW family. Thanks to living with Mel, Abby is thriving and is able to support her daughter Isabella. Also hear from Shared Lives Coordinator Claire Connor who documents how far Abby has come since moving in with Mel.

Short Break Service

 

Find out what it’s like to be a Shared Lives South West (SLSW) Short Break Carer through the eyes of SLSW Carer Lesley Slinger and hear from Shirley who talks about what she enjoys on her break.

New Placement

 

Find out what it’s like to be a Shared Lives South West (SLSW) Carer through the eyes of SLSW Carer Helga Crosland. She has recently welcomed Connor to her home after some short breaks and she’s supported him to get a job, got him involved in helping with the farm animals and is more outgoing.

Long Term Service

 

Find out what it’s like to be a Shared Lives South West (SLSW) Carer through the eyes of SLSW Carer Theresa Smith-Rodney. Theresa, who has a disability herself, supports Michael in her own home and he is living his life, his way with her support. Her husband Gussie is also a support carer.

 

Find out what it’s like to be a SLSW Carer through the eyes of SLSW Carer Melissa Boardman and hear from Laura what it’s like to live as part of a SLSW family. Laura is living her life, her way with Melissa’s support and support from SLSW.

“Just because I have a learning disability it doesn’t mean I can’t achieve anything I want to!”

A person who uses Shared Lives South West services