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Social care charity Camphill Village Trust has announced its intention to extend its support model by developing a Shared Lives care and support programme. The charity, which supports adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other support needs, plans a phased development of this well-established model over the next three to four years. It will complement the work of the charity’s nine existing communities and widen the support and housing opportunities the charity offers across England.

Camphill Village Trust’s Shared Lives scheme will recruit, assess and approve local people to become Shared Lives carers. The scheme will then match people who need care and support with someone who is an approved Shared Lives carer. In line with the Shared Lives model, these carers will be self-employed and use their own home to support typically one or two people. As with the charity’s...

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