Ategi Shared Lives Case Study
Lynn Stevens is a former nurse and has been a Shared Lives carer for 2 years. Lynn has provided respite care ranging from a few days to a few weeks for more than a year.
She now looks after someone full time.
“We can cook meals together, do some baking,” she explains. “We’ve gone out for trips together seeing lovely bits of London – like taking a boat up the Thames or visiting Greenwich Observatory.”
Lynn says Shared Lives staff are always on hand to answer questions on the phone, and there are regular meetings and plenty of training opportunities.
“If you’re someone who enjoys working with people and want a rewarding and challenging experience then Shared Lives could be for you,” says Lynn.
“It’s a real pleasure getting to know someone through Shared Lives. It could be life changing for certain people.”