Independent living simply means living a life with greater choice, control and autonomy. Living with greater independence is a goal for most people living with a disability. Generally people living with disability need support with aspects of daily living. Becoming more independent will involve a change to way a person is supported. Working closely with a person’s circle of supports is key to success.
We start with understanding where you want to be in 3-5 years, what you can do currently, assess your potential to live with greater independence and develop a program to achieve the independence goal.
Living with greater independence often involves changes to they way you do a task, where you do a task and how much assistance you receive.
We believe that a life without risk is a life without opportunities. Supporting a circle of supports to adopt a positive approach to risk is a key factor in you being able to successfully live with greater independence.