Shared Lives service welcomes visit from the Department of Health and Social Care

Barnsley Council's Shared Lives service, along with Kendray Hospital, welcomed a visit from Rosamond Roughton, Director for Adult Social Care at the Department of Health and Social Care, this week.

The visit came after national charity Shared Lives Plus recommended Barnsley as a successful Shared Lives service to visit. Shared Lives in Barnsley is leading the way nationally in helping to prevent homelessness with a shared living service, along with other successful projects.

Rosamond Roughton visited Kendray Hospital to learn about the rehabilitation unit of the hospital. Following this, there was a meet and greet with the Shared Lives team at Barnsley Council, to learn about what the service provides for residents and an update on recent projects.

In the afternoon, Ms Roughton visited a Shared Lives carer at their home, to see the fantastic support and work in action. She had the chance to see the frontline service and talk to users about how they feel about the service.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Adults and Communities, said: “We’re so pleased that Rosamond Roughton has chosen to visit Barnsley to see the brilliant work that is being done by our Shared Lives service.

“It’s been a great opportunity to highlight the work that is happening in Barnsley, and especially to show Ms Roughton the frontline service in action.”

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