Independent living resources and services
Part of Care Act 2014
Pulls together all the existing resources, policy documents and initiatives that relate to transition from children’s to adults’ services. This resource covers three cross-cutting themes: becoming an adult and achieving independence; changes in the actual services used; and explicit duties in relation to the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014.
Part of Co-production
Resources created to support people with dementia, their carers and staff working in dementia services providing practical tips, tools and activities to help you in your work with dementia
A website providing looked after children and young people with information and advice about the care and support they can receive and the choices they have. The site also offers useful suggestions and advice to those looked-after young people who are preparing to live on their own. Sections of the site cover: Making changes; Keeping in touch, which covers friends, families and former carers; Health, including physical and emotional health; Choices; Education; and Living by yourself. Each sections includes the views of young people have been in care and links to additional information and resources. The resource has been developed with the help of looked after children. The website was produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, with the support of Voice, The Who Cares? Trust and the Fostering Network.
This film shows how services and outcomes can be improved for people with challenging behaviour and learning disabilities. This can be done through more informed working practices.
A short film based on two case studies, supplemented by expert interviews which show simple and inexpensive approaches to meet peoples' accommodation and home care needs.
This film shows how people whose behaviour is described as challenging can be supported to live independently.
This is a report of two seminars which brought together service users, carers, social care practitioners and policy makers to discuss the future of personalisation at a time of limited resources.
Independent living for older disabled people in the community using a case study.
In this film we meet Richard, a man with a learning disability talking about his desire to have a relationship.
The film looks at services which support young people who have been in care and are moving to independence.