Adult Placement / Shared Lives Service

Quarriers Adult Placement / Shared Lives Service facilitates family placements for adults with disabilities.

Adult Placement / Shared Lives Service

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Overview

Quarriers Shared Lives Adult Placement Service supports adults who have a learning and/or physical disability to live with carers and their families in the community. Staff and carers work together to ensure the people we support have:

  • the experience of family life
  • physical wellbeing
  • emotional stability and support
  • fulfilling and meaningful lives in the community

We provide a high level of support to every placement and positive relationships have been established between staff and every family. We have a very strong sense of working in partnership for the good of those who need our care and support.

An important aspect of support is the provision of respite care. We work with respite carers and match them to people who use our services. They offer short breaks for individuals throughout the year and clients are offered up to six weeks respite every year. This is usually broken up into weekends or a week at a time.

What we do

Quarriers Shared Lives Family Placement Service aims to provide placements for people over the age of 16 years who have a learning disability and require support.

The following services are available:

  • Long-term placements
  • Respite placements
  • Day support

The service makes every effort to find suitable placements; however, the suitability of each placement is considered and assessed on an individual basis.

Quarriers Shared Lives Family Placement Service provides the following support for all placements:

  • Regular contact and support from a designated Quarriers Supervising Social Worker
  • 24-hour on-call contact
  • Attending reviews or other meetings as appropriate, and supporting the carer(s) to plan for future needs
  • Annual review of all long-term, respite and day support carers
  • Appropriate training opportunities
  • Carer support meetings

The service recognises the demanding and complex work that carers do and seeks to work in partnership with all carers and others who work with the people we support.

The Supervising Social Worker provides support and supervision for carers. They will also provide regular contact and support for respite carers, day support carers and volunteers.

The Supervising Social Worker will work with a variety of individuals and agencies to ensure that the placement works well for all involved and that a high quality of care and support is provided.

Our carers are all very different with a variety of experiences to offer. Our carers are ordinary people who live in ordinary family homes in the community.

Our carers provide a safe, warm and supportive environment where people we support feel a sense of belonging and self-worth. All our carers, whether they offer a full-time placement, short breaks or day support, promote independence, choice and encourage the development of new skills. They share and enjoy new experiences with the person they support, helping them to become part of their family and the local community, and have a meaningful social life.

Carers help to maintain contact with people who are important to the person we support, and ensure they have friends and social contacts. They work with other relevant people and organisations to improve the quality of life for the person they support, and undertake caring tasks. While acknowledging some challenges in their work, all carers thoroughly enjoy what they do, and most have been caring for the individual placed with them over many years.

With careful and thorough assessment, matching, training and ongoing support, Quarriers Shared Lives Service ensures that both carers and the people we support have a positive experience which will enrich their lives.Our carers are assessed, approved, trained, supervised and supported to provide person-centred care. Carers offer a range of support options including full-time placements, short breaks and day supports.

Quarriers believes that living in a family provides an individual with consistency of care, a sense of belonging and feelings of being valued.

In 1987, we placed Jenny with the Brown family, and 34 years on she continues to live with them. Over the years, Jenny has thrived, has become part of the family and their circle of friends. She is involved in everything they do, including being bridesmaid at a family wedding.

Meet the team

Rachel Sawyer

Rachel Sawyer

Service Manager
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Helen Stewart

Helen Stewart

Project Manager
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Jill Sullivan

Jill Sullivan

Senior Administrator
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Kirsty Henderson

Kirsty Henderson

Panel support Assistant
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Holly Carlton

Holly Carlton

Supervising Social Worker
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Tricia McHugh

Tricia McHugh

Supervising Social Worker
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Nicole Docherty

Nicole Docherty

Supervising Social Worker
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Ruth Newman

Ruth Newman

Supervising Social Worker
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Floyd Robinson

Floyd Robinson

Supervising Social Worker
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Meghan Travers

Meghan Travers

Supervising Social Worker
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