“Living in my own flat makes me happy"

Supported Living Client

My hopes for the future are to make more exotic meals and get more independent - I want to go out more, make more friends.

Living in my own flat makes me happy.

It makes me feel good because I can get on with my own life and go out when I want.

Before I moved there it was frustrating cos I couldn’t go out on my own and I had to rely more on my mum.

I receive eight hours of support on a Sunday and half an hour every morning – it’s support for cleaning, cooking, and going out to places like the theatre and the cinema.

What has surprised me the most is I can do more and I can cook for myself.

My hopes for the future are to make more exotic meals and get more independent - I want to go out more, make more friends.

Southdown manages supported living services across Sussex. Supported living is where an individual owns or rents their own home and has control over the support they get and how they live their life. Support can vary – for one person, supported living might be a few hours of support a week to enable them to live independently by themselves in a rented flat. For another it may be around the clock support in a shared house or self-contained flat.