Services in independent living (13)

  1. Employment and Support Allowance

    If you’re ill or disabled, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers you: Financial support if you’re unable to work Personalised help so that you can work if you’re able to You can apply for ESA if you’re employed, self employed or unemployed. Check if you’re…
  2. Finding somewhere to live

    There are lots of housing choices for people with learning disabilities who come from Islington. You may want to live with other people and share support or you may want to live on your own and be as independent as possible. Whatever is right for…
  3. Housing Network

    In a housing network you will live in your own home, which is usually a council or housing association flat. There will be other people living in flats nearby who are also part of the housing network.Housing networks are for people with learning disabilities who…
  4. Living with my family

    You may want to go on living with your family. However, many people want support to move on from their family home as they reach their mid or late 20’s. Whatever age is best for you and your family there are several housing choices you…
  5. The Mental Capacity Act

    The Mental Capacity Act's starting point is the assumption that adults have the capacity to make all or some decisions for themselves, unless it is shown that they do not. If they do not, people should be given all appropriate help and support to allow them to…
  6. Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

    Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term ill-health or disability. You could get between £22.65 and £145.35 a week if you’re aged 16 or over and have not reached State Pension age. The…
  7. Public Transport

    All children and young people who are under the age of 16 are able to get free or discounted travel at any time on public transport. Children aged over 10 require a Zip Oyster photocard to continue to get free travel. Children aged over 16…
  8. Renting from a private landlord

    When you pay rent to a private landlord to live in a home they own. A private landlord is a person or a company who owns a house that is independent of a council or a housing association. Only a small number of council or…
  9. Universal Credit

    Universal Credit is a new government benefit for working age people on a low income or who are out of work. Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly. Universal Credit is run by the Department for work and…
  10. Where can I live?

    There are lots of things to think about when deciding about moving from one home to another. Different people need different homes with different kinds of support. Find more information on the different kinds of homes you may want to live in: Living with family…
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