Practical Living Skills

The experience of leaving care and starting life as an adult is different for everyone. Here you will find some useful advice and resources to help prepare you for living independently. 

This is a guide to highlight some of the things you are probably already thinking about and provide tips on where you can get more information and support if needed. It’s a guide to what’s out there and we will be making sure that we keep it updated. If you think we have missed anything out, let us know! 

Have a browse through the different sections to see all the areas that are covered which include managing your money and budgeting, options for housing and accommodation and practical tips and advice on living independently. 

Managing Your Money and Budgeting

In this section we cover how to open and manage your bank account, claiming benefits, keeping a track of what you spend, understanding your bills and tips on saving money on paying for energy and getting a credit score. Just click on the button to find out more.

Housing Options

Education, Training, and Benefits

Becoming Independent

In this section we cover…

Setting Up and Managing a Home