HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us here at the MioCare Group!

We're diving head first into 2019 and all the good work across our services continues...

Christmas though is always a good time to reflect and join together. The Shared Lives family did just that at their annual party, with service users, carers, family and friends all coming together to celebrate, wish each other well and yes - rock the dancefloor!

The Shared Lives service is about sharing lives, families, homes, interests, experiences and skills with people who need support in living their life to the full. People who might present with physical, learning or sensory difficulties or a mental health problem.

Our dedicated staff team make sure that those people are matched with the right carers - carefully selected members of the public who are recruited, trained and supported in their role.

The amount of time spent together depends on individual needs. It can be:

  • A few hours a week during the day
  • A short time, such as a weekend, perhaps while a family carer has a break
  • Full time (living together for a short or long period)

Read more about Shared Lives, here: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/sharedlives

And do get in touch if you think you could be a carer in your hometown of Oldham. We're on the lookout for new carers, with people who need that vital support currently waiting to be matched.

Read about what it's like to be a carer in a Shared Lives match, HERE and HERE. Then give us a call on 0161 770 8777 if you think you could be the next Miriam or Anne.

We hope you had a fantastic festive break too and look forward to hearing from you soon!