Author: Shared Lives Plus

Resource Type: Case study

Categories: Coproduction, Communities and social prescribing, Personal health budgets, Integrated care and social care

Publishing body: Voluntary, community and social enterprise

As a young person Meg Lewis experienced a traumatic childhood. She spent many years in and out of hospital, ending with a lengthy, four-and-a-half-year stay at a specialist mental health unit.

Now, following support from Shared Lives, which included a 17 month arrangement living with her carer, Meg lives independently.

Her story is inspirational and heart-warming, while also providing clear evidence that a joined-up, personalised approach to health and social care will deliver positive outcomes.

Meg is now a prolific speaker and campaigner for mental health. In this blog she talks about discovering her voice to help deal with her past.

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