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A row of houses
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Make a list of hopes and concerns about moving into your own home and living independently.

jamie brelsford, FreeImages

Type of activity: Planning and reviewing
Who the activity is for: Individual, Individual with support
Suggested duration: 20-40 minutes
Skills and knowledge: Decision making, Planning, Reflective thinking, Self-assessment
Additional resources you might need: Pen and paper



Some washing up
30

Discuss your experiences or expectations of living independently and running your own home.

Lisa Fotios, Pexels

Type of activity: Discussion
Who the activity is for: Group
Suggested duration: 30-60 minutes
Skills and knowledge: Communication, Peer support, Problem solving
Additional resources you might need: Flipchart and markers, Pens and paper, Refreshments



Supermarket trolleys
31

Look for training courses where you can learn independent living skills.

√Čtienne Godiard, Unsplash

Type of activity: Training
Who the activity is for: Individual, Individual with support
Skills and knowledge: Digital, Networking
Additional resources you might need: Phone, Referrals, Web access



A woman vacuuming the carpet
32

Make a weekly rota of activities such as cooking, cleaning and shopping. Include what support you have or may need.

cottonbro, Pexels

Type of activity: Planning and reviewing
Who the activity is for: Individual, Individual with support
Suggested duration: 15-30 minutes
Skills and knowledge: Planning, Self-assessment
Additional resources you might need: Pen and paper



Lots of fresh vegetables
33

Set up or join a healthy eating course to learn about keeping a healthy and balanced diet.

melanie kuipers, FreeImages

Type of activity: Training
Who the activity is for: Individual, Organisation
Skills and knowledge: Cooking, Food preparation
Additional resources you might need: Kitchen facilities



A casserole
34

Share healthy recipes and tips on cooking with friends and family.

vahid kanani, Unsplash

Type of activity: Supporting each other
Who the activity is for: Individual, Individual with support, Group
Skills and knowledge: Cooking, Food preparation, Health and wellbeing, Peer support
Additional resources you might need: Camera, Computer, Web access



Four wheelie bins
35

Help look after the planet. Check out your local recycling services and learn which materials can be recycled.

bluebudgie, Pixabay

Type of activity: Taking action
Who the activity is for: Individual, Individual with support
Skills and knowledge: Housekeeping, Recycling
Additional resources you might need: Web access



A person using a key in a door
36

Make a checklist for keeping safe and secure in your home.

Nicole De Khors, Burst

Type of activity: Planning and reviewing
Who the activity is for: Individual, Individual with support
Suggested duration: 20-40 minutes
Skills and knowledge: Security
Additional resources you might need: Pen and paper

Resource sheets

Template: My Home (T6)



A person ironing
37

Discuss how you keep safe when you are at home and what concerns you might have.

sulaco229, Freeimages

Type of activity: Discussion
Who the activity is for: Group
Suggested duration: 30-60 minutes
Skills and knowledge: Communication, Peer support, Problem solving
Additional resources you might need: Flipchart and markers, Pens and paper, Refreshments



A fire station
38

Invite or visit your local Fire Service to learn about fire safety.

Alex Simon, Unsplash

Type of activity: Getting advice
Who the activity is for: Organisation
Skills and knowledge: Communication, Networking, Planning and organising
Additional resources you might need: Transport, Venue



A smoke alarm
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Make sure you have a smoke alarm fitted in your home. You may qualify for a free smoke alarm and a fire safety visit.

Timi az en vaok hat ki mas lenne xD, FreeImages

Type of activity: Taking action
Who the activity is for: Individual, Individual with support
Skills and knowledge: Fire safety