VIDEO: Adult fosterers mark National Shared Lives Week

By Admin | 20/10/2015 0 comments

VIDEO: Adult fosterers mark National Shared Lives Week

A NEW video is giving an insight into the work carried out by the town’s adult fostering team to coincide with National Shared Lives Week.

Shared Lives is Rotherham's adult fostering service and provides opportunities for vulnerable adults to live or spend time with approved carers and their families.

This can include respite stays, long term placements and day care in the home of the Shared Lives carer, as an alternative to traditional residential and day services. 

The new video features Martin and Sharon Gallagher and their daughter Niamh who have been providing short breaks for people with a learning disability for around two years.

Cllr David Roche, Advisory Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: "The work that the Gallagher family are doing is really inspiring and I hope this video will encourage more people to come forward as carers in the Shared Lives project."

As part of Shared Lives Week, which started on October 17, the Adult Social Care team is hosting a drop-in session for anyone wanting to know more about Shared Lives. 

Anyone interestyed in finding out more should visit the foyer at Rotherham District General Hospital between 11am and 2pm today.

For more information on how to become a Shared Lives carer, click here or call 01709 302821/302822.

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