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Independent living - Surrey Partnership Boards

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.

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