By now you’ll have likely heard of the Shared Lives scheme we deliver across Oldham? If not – click HERE to see exactly what it’s all about.
Whilst in essence the scheme is all about individuals supporting each other in everyday life, the Shared Lives gang aren’t averse to a good party, a get together and a cracking day out – which is just what they had recently in Blackpool!
Organised by scheme manager Katie and her team here at the MioCare Group, the outing included a trip up the tower, a visit to Madame Tussauds, tasty food and drink and of course the illuminations accompanied by a sing-song on the coach. A packed day, full of fun.
Pictures paint a thousand words – have look through the ones from this day out and it’s so obvious that Karen, Paul, Megan and co’ had such a great laugh...
We're very proud to have a hand in supporting this brilliant group of people to get the most out of life!
Could you be a long-term Shared Lives Carer in your hometown of Oldham? Are you over 18 years of age and able to work with vulnerable people? Do you have a spare room in your home? If so, we want to hear from you! We are seeking people with a strong value base and who are keen to make a big difference to someone in their community.
Whilst it’s not a paid position, as mentioned above an allowance of £13k – £21k per year is given to carers to help them offer this support. Carers also receive four weeks paid respite a year and are eligible for a discount scheme. The Oldham Shared Lives team are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year to support this network of incredibly special people.
To register your interest or to find out more, contact the team...
- Call: 0161 770 8777
- Email: SharedLivesTeam@oldham.gov.uk
We look forward to hearing from some special Oldhamers!