A £1.75m partnership with NHS England is set to deliver funding and support to Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS Trusts.
This will enable:
- People with learning disabilities to move out of medical institutions and ATUs into ordinary family homes
- People recovering from strokes and other health crises to receive their step-down care in a Shared Lives household
- Live-in mental health support including acute support as an alternative to hospital-based treatment
- Dementia support including day support and short breaks for family carers
Expressions of Interest for the programme must be completed by 5pm on Monday 13th June (an extension from the original deadline of Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 5pm due to demand from applicants). The applicant (or lead partner) must be a CCG or NHS Trust. The document and useful reports can be found here.
Shared Lives offers an alternative approach for adults (and sometimes 16/17 year olds) who need support and/or accommodation. It is a regulated, community-based model of care where people can receive the treatment they need whilst remaining in their community, living amongst family and friends. As Shared Lives is part of the voluntary and community sector, engagement fits with local STPs.