Shared lives service rated ‘outstanding’

County Coun Tony Martin
County Coun Tony Martin
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Lancashire County Council’s Shared Lives service has been recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Shared Lives is similar to fostering, but for adults. Carers offer a home to someone who may have a physical disability, a learning disability, or an older adult who is not able to live on their own or with their family.

County Councillor Tony Martin, cabinet member for adult and community services, said: “The people being cared for are welcomed by the carer’s family and supported on long-term placements, and for short breaks, respite care, day care and emergency care.

“Shared Lives carers do a superb job, they are friendly and have lots of enthusiasm for the people they look after.”