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Devon’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Living independently

Lots of young people start thinking about living independently as they get older. The skills needed to live independently include cooking, housekeeping, travelling and handling money. There are a lot of things that can be done to help prepare for the future and for adult life.

We have provided some advice about travel and transport, finding somewhere to live and participating in society.

The national Preparing for Adulthood website has an independent living page with case studies on how independent housing has given young people with SEND invaluable life skills.

You can also find information in the Devon Independence Toolkit.