Jane Haswell - Shared Lives Manager
I joined Shetland Community Connections from its fledgling beginnings as I could see the exciting opportunities for creative and really inclusive support. I have many years experience within the Social Care and Health teams of Shetland and know of new and flexible ways support is being provided. However I also see many times when individuals are less able to be the centre of the planning and systems take over. SCC is about giving time and space with skilled support to explore what matters to the individuals and families. The group of people gathered to be trustees and the support from many others has enabled a new conversation and a belief that inclusion for all really means all the citizens of Shetland. There is much work to do and it all starts with really listening, providing a safe space to explore possibilities then making those vital connections turn to reality.