Unique scheme to look after Doncaster's vulnerable

With cuts taking a heavy toll of public services in our region a call is going out for people to help care for some of the most vulnerable in society.

The plea is being made by the charity Shared Lives, which has a unique way of looking after those in need.

Instead of staying in council-run care homes, they ask families to house them.

The scheme has been a success nationally and is now launching in Doncaster. Rachel Townsend has met a South Yorkshire couple who've been caring for one man for over 30 years.

The Avalon Group are taking charge of the Shared Lives scheme in Doncaster. More details can be obtained by logging onto their website: