Mary, on the left, middle is granddaughter, right is Jo (service user) Behind Jo in green top is Eddie, Mary’s husband, and next to him is Mary’s son Peter
Shared Lives is an alternative to traditional residential respite and day services for people in need of support. The scheme offers personalised, quality care where carers share their lives and their homes with those they support.
The Leeds Shared Lives scheme helps family carers who take on the often emotionally and physically demanding care of a loved one by enabling them to have a break. They do this by providing day support and short breaks to service users. Shared Lives carers support adults with a wide range of care needs such as older people, adults with dementia or learning, physical or sensory difficulties.
Indi Matharu, Principal Service Manager, Leeds Shared Lives talks to Mary who has been a carer with the Shared lives Scheme for 37 years. Continue reading
It’s World Diabetes Day on 14 November, a day to raise awareness of diabetes and find out if there is anything we can do to help ourselves.
Diabetes UK say about a million people in the UK are thought to have Type2 diabetes and not yet know it. And knowing your risk at any point in time is of course helpful in avoiding or preventing a diagnosis of Type2 diabetes.
Take this simple test to find out your risk of Type 2 diabetes and what else you can do to minimise any risk. Find out more about diabetes, how can it effect you and what you can do