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Approved Shared Lives Carers offer accommodation and support within their own homes and families to vulnerable and disabled adults who prefer to live in an ordinary household. Shared Lives Carers undergo detailed checks and assessment before being carefully matched and introduced to someone who is compatible with their circumstances and experience. Supported and guided by our experienced teams ategi’s Shared Lives service operates across South Wales and southern England
Our trained staff support people to live in their own homes in the community encouraging them to live full, meaningful lives whilst getting the help they need to be as independent as possible. People live on their own or in small groups with staff support through the day and night depending on their needs. Our supported living work takes place in Cardiff and surrounding areas
Simply put, Homesharing enables an adult (the Householder) who requires some support to remain living independently in their own home with the support of an individual (Homesharer) in exchange for accommodation. Support is normally around 10 hours per week and could include things such as making drinks, cooking, cleaning, shopping, driving, companionship etc but will not include personal care. Both parties benefit from the arrangement, giving and receiving in equal measure
People enjoy a range of activities during the day with flexible, individual support from our trained and experienced team. Visiting Support sessions range from 2 hours to full day time support for some people. Those using the service live with their families or carers and support can be an invaluable addition to their lives helping them to more independence and pursue their own interests. Our visiting Support Service is available in Cardiff and surrounding areas
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“I’ve been a Shared Lives Carer for nearly 18 years. ategi have supported me through some difficult times. They really understand what being a Shared Lives Carer is all about”.
“I really enjoyed my surprise trip to the theatre on my birthday when Carol took me to see Cats with my friend”.
“My bipolar is stable because I know who will be supporting me. Without ategi my disabilities got worse”.
‘I love my Shared Lives Carers, they cook me good food and help me fight my battles.’
“If I was telling others about ategi I’d say you get top notch care and you get your package running as you want it”.
“Every member of staff at the ategi Shared Lives Scheme have always got time for us if there is a problem or we need any assistance”.
‘Very rewarding and fulfilling work. I have seen positive improvements with the ladies I support.’
‘We get far more back than we give through being Shared Lives Carers. The support is excellent, we can’t praise ategi enough.’