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Carers in Bromley praised for involvement in Shared Lives scheme

PUBLISHED: 15:31 14 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:31 14 October 2015

Mayor Kim Botting with attendees

Mayor Kim Botting with attendees

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Bromley Council held an event to celebrate the carer's efforts last week

A council initiative designed to help adults who need support to gain independence was celebrated last week.

The Shared Lives scheme involves families sharing their lives with adults with learning or physical difficulties and was celebrated on October 9.

Jodie, who uses the service said: “Since being with my carer for a year and a half I am able to get on a bus or a train on my own now that I have that level of support from my carer and her family”

Caroline Breathwick, who is a carer also addressed the event and said: “It’s such a fantastic scheme and means the person we have supported for so many years has been able to enjoy living with a family and make a real home life for herself.”

The scheme also supports adults with mental health problems, physical disabilities and the elderly.

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