For families of children and young people with SEN and disabilities helpline 01273 772289


Many young disabled people will reach an age where they want to live more independently. Wherever they choose to live as an adult, it's important to start planning early for this important decision.

housingLike many parents, you find it difficult to imagine your child not living with you when they are older. You may be worried that no one else will be able to care for them and love them in the way that you do. Or they may want to leave home and you may feel you’re ready for them to leave, but are worried that there is no suitable support and provision for them.

Our Through the Next Maze handbook includes a chapter all about housing called ‘A Place to Live’. It explains what the housing options are for young disabled people in Brighton and Hove and you read about the experience of other parents and young people who have made that move and pick up some tips about how they’ve gone about it.

Through the Next Maze 2016 – Chapter 9 – A place to live [pdf 155kb]

Or call the helpline and we can send you a copy.

I can’t speak on behalf of all parents, but I think it’s the natural process with young people of 19 – 20…to live in a flat like my daughter who is sharing with two other people. It’s what you want for them, to live with their young peers.

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