Developing independant living skills

As well as providing accommodation we will offer an Individualised Care and support Package in partnership with Social Services, the individual, health professionals and family.
The person centred Independent Living Skills Plan will include the following:
• Healthy Living: Shopping and menu planning etc.
• Food and health – Planning and preparing meals [breakfast, lunch & evening meals plus snacks].
• Self care and exercise.
• Personal hygiene and appearance.
• Health problems – including emotional and physical well being.
• Dealing with anger.
• Arranging appointments with professionals, i.e. Doctors, Health Visitors, Dentist, etc.
• Information, advice and guidance with regard to sexual health, alcohol, drugs and substance misuse.
• Information, advice and guidance with regard to Descision making, Life and social skills,
• Family and Relationships: Establishing and maintaining relationships with Families, Friends and Support networks. Sexual relationships.
• Develop Life Skills: Caring for clothes, washing and ironing; Advice on equipment provided for young person’s own use: Maintaining the interior of the dwelling in appropriate condition; Assistance with minor repairs.
• Keeping Safe: Independence training;
Security and safety of the dwelling.
Personal safety of the young person; Assistance with dealing with neighbours and disputes.
• Financial: Personal budgeting and debt counselling; Seeking benefit advice in partnership with the local authority; Links with community recourses.
• Education, Employment and Training: Seeking further Education, Training or Employment; Interview skills; Employment rights.
• Legal Rights: Current Government Legislation; Having your say and voting. Supporting young people with all statuary bodies (probation, police and solicitors)

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