An innovative new service offering foster care-style support for adults with a disability will be launched in Wolverhampton shortly.
Wolverhampton City Council has joined forces with PSS – Person Shaped Support – to develop the new service, called Shared Lives in Wolverhampton.
It will offer adults with disabilities or mental health needs the chance to live with a specially trained Shared Lives carer and their family on a short or long term basis. The service operates in a similar way to a foster care placement, but is specifically designed for adults.
The service, which already operates in a number of areas around the country including Staffordshire, launches in Wolverhampton and will initially support people aged 18 to 64 who have a learning disability, physical or sensory impairment or mental health needs.
Service users, their families and carers can find out more about Shared Lives in Wolverhampton at one of two special information events which will be held at Action4Independence, Albert Road, Wolverhampton, on Monday 20 January, 2014. They take place from 10am to noon and again from 1pm to 3pm.
For more information about the new service, or to reserve a place at the information event, please call Liz Phillips on 01902 550694 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details about Shared Lives can be found at www.psspeople.com.