Communications and Marketing - June 2012
Could you be a Shared Lives carer?
You don't need to be an expert, you just need to care.
Shared Lives carers support people with disabilities, mental health needs, and older people either in their own home or in the other person's
home. This can be permanently or for a short time.
Shared Lives carers are given training and paid an allowance for the support they provide.
See Tracey's story on page 23.
Helping people to keep their independence
Kirklees Council provides many services to help older people and people with disabilities to continue to live in their own home.
For example, thousands of people in Kirklees have a Carephone to help them keep safe. The Carephone has a button they can press to get help
anytime, day or night.
To find out more about Carephones, fall detectors and more, see Dan's story on page 22.
Previous edition:Kirklees Together - March 2012