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Shared Lives South West
Devon, Cornwall & Somerset
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28 Jul 2021

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Trustee – Multiple Openings
Devon, Cornwall & Somerset
Are you interested in social care, a strategic thinker, able to analyse complex information, and able to contribute to rational decision making? Do you want to join the board of a forward-thinking charity with high standards and achievements?
Shared Lives South West (SLSW) is seeking up to six new trustees who will add to the broad range of skills and expertise in our existing Board.
About SLSW
SLSW recruits, trains and supports individuals and families (Shared Lives Carers) who can offer accommodation and support for adults with care and support needs within their home, enabling the person to share in family life and be involved in the local community. This is known as Shared Lives. You can read more about the activities of Shared Lives South West on our website.
Role summary
Our trustees work as a team. We seek trustees who can contribute their expertise, thoughts and opinions as well as caring deeply about people. Trustees are expected to understand our aims and vision and to participate in providing high standards of governance and strategic direction. Further information is available in the Charity Commission guidance – The Essential Trustee.
What difference will you make?
We are an innovative charity that seeks a strong governing board, to ensure we can continue making a positive difference to the lives of the individuals and families we support.
What’s in it for you?
You will help enrich the lives of people we support by becoming a part of this friendly charity known for providing high quality support to people as recognised by our recent “Outstanding” CQC award. You stand to also enrich your own life through the empowering and satisfying sector of volunteering as well as having access to training and development opportunities through Shared Lives South West.
We welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background and welcome applications from people who hold these identities.
Want to make a difference and impact on your community and the world around you? If so, to apply for the role of Trustee, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Other organisations may call this role Board Member, Non-Executive Board Member, Non-Executive Trustee or Voluntary Trustee.


Our Purpose

We support people to live meaningful lives, enabling independence through personalised, affordable care, by sharing a home and family life and by supporting involvement in the local community. Award-winning charity Shared Lives South West supports adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health issues and dementia by matching them with a carer.  Our assessed and trained carers then open their own family home to the person needing support.

The aim is for the person being supported to live the fullest life they can, be part of the community and maintain and promote new skills and independence.

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