George Eustice MP has today backed calls for more volunteers at Shared Lives after a recent influx of new people requiring care has meant that the charity has had to go on a recruitment drive.
Shared Lives is an independent charity that provides a range of services for people with additional needs but in a home environment. The central feature of the model is that adults with some special needs join a family and become lodgers in a carers home, rather than a more formal care setting. It can be a powerful approach with a homely ethos.
They have just begun a recruitment drive for more carers to help vulnerable people in Cornwall. The charity has been running for over 15 years and now with an influx of new people needing care they’re calling for more support. If you can help or even if you just want to find out more then do contact Shared Lives South West.
George Eustice said, “I’ve seen first-hand the work that Shared Lives do and its fantastic. Caring for adults in a homely setting can often be tremendously beneficial to those involved. That’s why I’m backing calls for people to get in touch with Shared Lives and find out more about how they can help. This is a great local charity and I hope that in the days and months to come that they get the volunteers that they need.”