Independent living with SEND

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As you grow older, you may want to live alone in your own home, by yourself or with others. This is called living independently.

Housing and learning to live independently

If you no longer wish to live in your family home, you may want to move into your own home. You could move into a flat or a house with friends or live alone, or:

As well as finding your next home, become independent and learning to cook and look after your home is just as important.

Learn about your available housing options and how to cook.

Your money

Money helps you to pay your bills and buy the things you need or want in life. It comes from having a job, or receiving benefits.

Learn about what support is available about money and who to talk to if you need advice.

Care and support

You can get lots of support and advice online if you're looking for care, a young carer or a care leaver.

Travelling around Kent

Traveling alone or with friends, is great for getting to and from work, school, or just visiting others, there's plenty of opportunities for you! See what support is available for you to travel independently.

Your personal safety

Whether you are meeting new friends, starting a relationship, or using the internet to shop or talk to people online, we all want to be safe.

Find out how to be safe in your day to day life.