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ategi Shared Lives has been re-launched in Rhondda Cynon Taf, following an event at the Rhondda Heritage Park on Tuesday, 4th June 2019.

ategi works in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to deliver the Shared Lives scheme, which offers a high-quality and community-based alternative to other forms of assistance available, by offering person-centred individual support to vulnerable adults within the ordinary homes of carefully chosen, trained and approved Shared Lives Carers.

Central to the scheme is the promotion of each individual’s right to choice, independence and respect and this includes the right for each person to choose where they live and who they live with.

Councillor Geraint Hopkins, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Welsh Language, said: “I was delighted to attend the re-launch of ategi Shared Lives, which is delivered in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.

“The scheme benefits adults who require support from another person in their day to day lives. This can range from a person that requires constant support to a person who just needs to know that there is someone on hand to speak to.

“ategi Shared Lives is a service that is suitable for all. It supports older people, people with mental ill health, individuals who have physical or learning disabilities, have a brain injury, history of substance misuse or even dementia.

“The Council realises that increasingly more people are choosing to receive care and support in their own community, and that is why we are working in partnership with ategi to re-launch this scheme.

“People want to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible and we are committed to giving our residents the broadest choice in achieving this. Crucially, this scheme will add an extra pathway in the Council’s social care model which is both person-centred and fosters autonomy.”

Lisa Burnett, ategi Head of Shared Lives added: “ategi Shared Lives has been working in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taf since 2001 and we are extremely excited to be taking the next steps in expanding and developing the service to meet the needs of vulnerable adults within the community.

“People who live or stay with a Shared Lives Carer can expect to be matched with a person or a family who can not only meet their needs, but also encourage and support a person to develop their confidence and independence within their local community.

“ategi Shared Lives Carers offer a home to people who want an alternative to other forms of support and accommodation. Within Rhondda Cynon Taf, people have lived successfully in an ategi Shared Lives arrangement for a number of years, whilst others have lived or stayed with Shared Lives Carers for a shorter length of time and have also benefited from the experience that home life provides.”

Could you support a vulnerable adult in your own home, or do you have a spare room? Contact ategi via phone on 01443 484400, through Facebook (@ategi Ltd), or through Twitter (@ategiLtd).  Alternatively, you can email at info@ategi.co.uk or visit www.ategi.org.uk for further information.

Posted on Monday 10th June 2019

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