Independent living refers to supported living arrangements where a person is provided with accommodation and support.
Support is offered through an organisation in a way that maximises independence and self-determination.
This can include support with developing daily living skills, and sometimes includes personal care.
Independent living arrangements can be delivered:
- in self-contained owner-occupied or rented accommodation.
- in shared accommodation for people who may require a greater level of care and support and/or prefer a group living environment but are able to exercise a greater degree of choice and control over their daily lives than would be possible in a care home setting.
Independent living is based on individuals having a tenancy. They have the right to remain in their own home and change their support provider if they wish.