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Independent Living

Independent living gives you choices about and control over:

  • your life and the support you get
  • where and how you live, including supported living

Your Rights

Disability Rights UK has many fact sheets to download about your rights, and guides on living independently.

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Support from Rotherham Council

Rotherham Council can help with a number of matters around independent living.

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Rotherham Leaving Care Service

The service supports and prepares young people for independent living, ensuring that all care leavers have access to suitable accommodation and opportunities for education, employment and training, through tailored approaches

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Rotherham Key Choices

KeyChoices is Rotherham Council's Choice Based Lettings (CBL) scheme. It advertises Council, Housing Association and some shared ownership properties.

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Housing and living in a community


Speakup are experts in developing and delivering accessible information, training and resources that improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

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Shared Lives

Shared Lives allows adults to live or spend time with carers and their families - as valued members of their own communities.

Adults with disabilities receive tailored support. This helps them to live as independently and safely as possible.

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Mencap Learning Disability Helpline

The Learning Disability Helpline is a free helpline service offering advice and support for people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

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Further information