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Becoming an adult: Independent living

Preparing for adulthood: independent living

We aim to make sure that all young people and their parents or carers get information, advice and support to help with independent living. This includes

  • Finding and applying for accommodation
  • Budgeting including managing their personal budget
  • Opportunities and support to learn the skills needed to live in supported, semi-supported or independent accommodation

Below you can find services to support you to live independently:

For more adult support services search our services directory 

The Mencap website provides information on accessing money and benefits to help a person live independently.

The Money Advice Service provides free and impartial money advice. Visit the Money Advice Service website for information on:

  • Managing your money 
  • Money saving tips
  • Disability benefits and entitlement


Read the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) easy read guide (PDF) on everyday banking, aimed at helping people better understand financial services. 

Go to our paying for care web pages for information on paying for care, personal budgets and where to go for support.

Useful websites and resources which go into more details about independent living: 

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