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Monday, June 11, 2018

County puts out the call for carers

Denbighshire County Council is on the look out for enthusiastic and caring people who would like to become carers.

The Shared Lives Scheme provides extra support in the daily lives of people in need – they may have a complex disability, mental health problems, physical disabilities, or sensory impairment which affects their lives.

The carers could be individuals, couples or families who live within the county and have a spare room in their home.  The scheme has dedicated staff who provide practical support, advice and guidance to Shared Lives carers. Appropriate training will be provided and carers will be paid a fee.

An Open Day has been arranged to promote the Shared Lives Scheme and will take place at Rhyl Town Hall on Tuesday, 19th June between 11am and 3pm.

Existing carers will be on hand to share their experiences, as well as a wide range of information and advice.

Councillor Bobby Feeley, Cabinet  Lead Member for Well-being and Independence,  said: ”This is a great opportunity to raise the profile of this worthwhile scheme.  Shared Lives aims to play a crucial link in supporting those in our community who need help the most. Experience of working in the care sector would be useful but isn’t a requirement – enthusiasm is just as important.
“It’s worth either coming along to the event or picking up a phone to find out more”.
* Anyone interested in becoming a Shared Lives Carer or those who would like to find out more should either come along to the open day event or contact Denbighshire’s Single Point of Access and ask to speak to the Shared Lives Scheme Co-ordinator. 
You can write to them or see them at: Single Point of Access , Denbighshire Social Services, Russell House, Churton Road, Rhyl, LL18 3DP; telephone: 0300 456 1000.  Email:

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