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Guardian features Surrey scheme to help vulnerable adults

The Guardian has published an article about a Surrey County Council scheme giving vulnerable adults foster-care style support. Surrey’s shared lives initiative offers adults with learning and physical disabilities or mental health needs the chance to stay with a carer and their family on a short or long-term basis. So far the scheme has helped … Continue reading

Drive to help disabled stay independent will also save £1m

A new drive has been launched that aims to help disabled adults stay independent for longer. Surrey County Council is aiming to swell the ranks of full-time Shared Lives carers for people with learning and physical disabilities and those with mental health problems to 80 over the next three years in a move that would also … Continue reading

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