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Living independently

Living independently means having choice and control over all aspects of your life. This might involve: choosing where you live enjoying time with family and friends taking part in leisure activities studying, training and working Living independently does not mean living alone without support. It…

Personal Health Budgets

Personal Health Budgets  A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person with continuing care needs or particularly complex health needs that we are not able to meet using locally commissioned health services. The most important thing about a personal health…

Equipment to help you at home

There are lots of options when it comes to choosing equipment to help you be independent in your own home. Some of these options are listed below. You can also contact Rutland County Council's Housing Options Team to discuss your options in further detail.

Frequently Asked Questions for Carers

This page answers some frequently asked questions carers may have about the support available to them.

Direct Payments - Managing Your Own Care and Support

If you have eligible care and support needs, a direct payment can help you to have more control over your life and support your independence. If you are a carer, a direct payment can support you to carry out your caring role.

Housing - where to start

We have put together some resources to help you on a variety of housing-related matters, including homelessness and staying safe at home.

Your Home

There are several housing options available for people with SEND. Which one is most suitable for you depends on your own needs and wishes.  To find out more, you can either: Click the 'view all services' button to see all services that offer help with…

Preparing for Adulthood information, ideas and resources

The Preparing for Adulthood programme (PfA) is delivered by the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi), and funded by the Department for Education as part of the Delivering Better Outcomes Together consortium. The Preparing for Adulthood programme's website offers resources on a range of topics, including Independent Living, Education,…

Making Your Voice Heard: Independent advocacy for adults

The Council will involve you in any decisions made about you and your care and support. If you are unable to or have difficulty being involved, then an independent advocate might be needed.

Getting the most out of technology

Technology is becoming increasingly popular to help people be as independent as possible. Listed below is a variety of apps and gadgets that can help with using devices and staying safe.
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