My son is 21 but I made the decision for him to get his own flat in a supported living complex while I was still young enough to help him settle and keep an eye on things . Luckily I found a place only 10 minutes drive from me . I contacted his social worker and told her I had found the perfect place , then I didn’t take no for a answer ! I had quite a fight on my hands but stuck to my guns ! Lots of meetings and decisions to be made at panel . But finally we got there! My son has autism, learning difficulties and epilepsy. So I had to get all the help I could to make sure he will be safe and well supported. We have a bed epilepsy monitor, and a wristband that can detect seizures and alert the 24 hour staff down stairs ! Brilliant. Peace of mind . We have had 28 hours a week care support agreed . Which will be to used to help him learn to cook , do washing , housework and go out in the evenings. He also attends a day centre 4 days a week . So we had to apply for transport costs as well .
He’s looking forward to moving in next week . And I feel this is really going to help encourage him to be more independent.
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