Independent living with SEND
As you grow older, you may want to live alone in your own home, by yourself or with others. This is called living independently.
To make sure that you are able to live independently, there's lots of support available to you depending on your needs.
Housing and learning to live independently
If you no longer wish to live in your parent or carer's house, you may be thinking of moving into your own home. There's many options for you to choose from, including supported housing, Shared Lives, council housing and private renting. As well as finding your next home, become independent and learning to cook and look after your home is just as important.
Money can allow you to become as independent as to you want to be. It helps you to pay your bills and buy the things you need or want in life. Money comes from having a job, or receiving benefits through the national government.
Care and support
If you are looking for care, are a young carer or a care leaver there is lots of support and advice available online. Find out what support is available if you are:
- looking for social care
- looking for help to live at home
- a young carer (up to the age of 18)
- a care leaver.