Living Independently (SEND)
Here you can find information on living independently. This page covers different aspects of adult life including housing, money, transport and employment.
When it comes to living as an adult there are a variety of housing and care options to consider. These options range from living completely independently, and managing all aspects of your housing, self-care and money, to 24 hour support such as residential care places or domiciliary care (care in your own home). Below is an overview of the different options.
- Supported living services
- Shared supported living-flats
- Shared supported living-rooms
- Individual supported living
- Residential care services
- General provision
More information on services available can be found on the Supported Living Services page.
Person Centred Planning is a process of continual listening and learning focussed on what is important to someone. This includes right now and for the future and acting upon this with their family and friends.
It means that the person is at the centre of planning their life. It is not simply a collection of new techniques for planning to replace any other plans. It is about seeing and thinking about people with impairments in the same way we think about ourselves and everyone else.
Including how it is done, why they are important and useful tools available.
A young person’s right to reside separately from their parents depends on a number of factors such as:
A young person’s age
Mental capacity to make a decision regarding their residence
Whether or not they are looked after by the local authority
There is no one rule which covers everyone and the options and outcomes vary depending on circumstances. Generally however, when you are 16 you can normally leave home without the consent of your parents or anyone else with parental responsibility. If there is an order saying who you should live with, this usually comes to an end when you are 18.
For more information on Young people’s rights visit:
Law Stuff provides free legal information to children and young people.