Portsmouth City Council supporting Shared Lives campaign

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A COUNCIL is supporting a campaign for people to open up their homes to an adult in need of support.

Shared Lives involves people sharing their homes with someone with a learning or physical disability, or with mental health needs. It can include older as well as younger people.

The carers get income for sharing their home and they can be single, part of a couple, with children or without.

Portsmouth City Council will be giving out information as part of the campaign, which starts next week.

On Tuesday, the stall will be at the civic offices reception, between 10am and 2pm. On Wednesday, it will be at North End library between 10am and 2pm and on Thursday it will be at Southsea library from 10.30am until 2pm.

Cllr Luke Stubbs, cabinet member for health and social care at the council, said: ‘Shared Lives offers huge rewards for the carer involved and the person they welcome into their home. It can transform lives.’

Residents can contact the Shared Lives team by calling (023) 9277 6730.

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