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Independent Living

From year 9 and onwards, young people may start planning for their future, they should be given information about the support available to help with housing.

Please see links below for Support Services

Consensus Support A leading provider of specialist support services for individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs. They provide supported living, residential services and resources centres across the UK.

Gov.uK Independent Living Fund

Mencap - Housing

NHS - Your guide to care and support

Scope - Independent Living

The Disabilities Trust- Providing personal care and specialist housing for people with special needs. Meets the needs of people with autism, acquired brain injury, profound physical or learning disability.

Southdown - A specialist provider of support and housing services to vulnerable people across Sussex. Ethos of working alongside clients to coach and empower them to develop the skills and confidence to take action and responsibility to increase their independence.

Quality Care Commissioning

What services can support me to live independently?

Suggestion of some services
Social Care If you are and adult and known to Social Care speak to your Social Worker. If you are an adult and not known to Social Care go through the Adult Care Point by using their online form or calling 01243 642121. Your life, Your Choice
West Sussex Find it out centres The FindItOut team offer information, advice and guidance to young people aged 13 -25yrs (11-12 with a parent/guardian).
The West Sussex Advocacy Service The West Sussex Advocacy Service works directly with young people to ensure their wishes and feelings are heard and given weight in the decisions that adults (carers & professionals) make about their lives. Advocacy is independent, young person-led and issue based.
Independent Lives Independent Lives provides a range of support for families and carers of disabled children to enable them to lead full, active and independent lives. Our core work focuses on providing a Direct Payments support service.
Independent Lifestyles Support Agency Independent Lifestyles Support Agency provides specialist support to adults with Complex Needs. We support individuals in their own homes and in the community, to be as independent as they can and want to be, in areas of their choice.
Impact Iniatives Impact’s Advocacy services help people to have a voice in important issues in their lives.