This guest blog is written by Matt Bell, you can find his bio at the bottom of this article.
I started with Shared Lives SW at the end of February as their new CEO. Shared Lives SW is an amazing charity that works with 250 incredible carers that share their homes and lives with people that need it. At the heart of Shared Lives is simply put, people caring for people as part of their lives, in communities.
Before I started, I had gone through quite a personal journey involving lots of reading. Cutting a long story short, I was left with a list of values I felt were important, and an understanding that listening can be very powerful and plans were rather pointless.