A fundamental component of the Care Act is the 'suitability of accommodation' in meeting the home care and support needs of adults. It is important that young people feel that they have a safe place to call home, and accommodation is considered as part of the transitions process. It may be that young people are happy to stay in their family home. However, some young people will choose to move away to continue to develop their education in another location. Young people who are accommodated will require support to identify where they want to live, moving into adulthood. There are a variety of provisions in the community that will be discussed during the transitions process. Below are links to further information to enable young people and their families/carers to make an informed decision about their accommodation options.
If you would like to know more about adults with a learning disability living independently please look at the following YouTube link which provides real stories about real people in Dudley.
The following link provides advice on how to access help to support independent living.
For information about telecare equipment that you may be able to access to make things a little easier, please see the following link.
For information about accessing adaptations and equipment via the Dudley Occupational Therapy Service please see the following link.