Many adults living with learning disabilities are able to live fully independent lives. Specialised support put in place by organisations who aim to help these adults can help them to live, work and socialise independently and life fulfilling, active lifestyles.
If a friend or someone in your family is looking to move forward and move into an independent living facility, it may be useful to know how best to support them moving forwards.
Finding relevant information and getting into contact with organisations and support centres who offer support both in house and at home is a great way to prepare your loved ones for independent living.
These organisations will be able to provide them with all the necessary support, such as skills building for socialising, finding jobs and learning how to be self-sufficient, in order to live by themselves.
This includes workshops on how to socialise in a positive and constructive way, providing an environment in which adults can meet and interact with others in a safe and manageable capacity without becoming overwhelmed.
It can also teach them the skills necessary to gain employment, such as practising interviews and teaching them how to interact with potential customers and clients.
Domestic skills are also useful. Many adults living with learning disabilities may never have had to cook and clean for themselves before and therefore may not know how to do these tasks.
By providing a safe learning environment they can learn the skills necessary to feed themselves healthy, balanced meals as well as learn to maintain a household.
All this support is ongoing and these organisations and learning centres will provide continued support to encourage and promote independent living and give people the chance to live on their own safely with the right level of support and care.
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