People with learning difficulties have the same right like everyone else to choose where they live and who they live with. The independent living project is about supporting our members and their families to look into all the housing options there are for people with learning difficulties so they can live more independently with the support and care they need.
Many of our members are cared by their elderly parents, or they are carers themselves for their elderly parents. When their parents/carers are no longer able to continue to care for them, or they are unable to provide the care their parents need, then they can end up in a crisis situation. Often, these circumstances compel them to move from their family home into an emergency/temporary accommodation, where they have to live with and cared by people they never met before. This can have a devastating effect on their health and well being, particularly if they are grieving and mourning for their loss, and also moving at the same time.
This project has enabled us to support many of our members. Please visit the links below to hear about the lives of some of the people who we have supported, who are now living a life of their choice and with more independence.
We hope that people will consider their options with their family supporting them whilst they are still able to do that.
In October 2017 we held an open day about living independent for the learning difficulties community in Enfield. Click here for the poster. You can also see the programme by clicking here.
If you would like to know more, please contact the project manager, Nusrath at firstname.lastname@example.org.