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This story describes a family's reasons why extending Self Directed Support into the NHS is important and useful.
Before having my own individual budget my mum had always been my only carer and we had no connections with services. I was getting down on myself and things at home were getting more difficult and strained.
My Own Place' report provides practical tools and advice to help disabled young people and their families have good information and be supported to plan so that they have equal access to housing opportunities. This report is part of the three year Department of Health funded project on Housing and Social Inclusion. Based on the real experiences of young people and their families, the report provides a 'Housing Pathway' to be followed as young people plan for their adulthood.
The report identifies positive outcomes from the work of Kent Supported Employment (KSE), with disabled people being on average 55% better off financially, with the cost of KSE being 12% less than the cost of a day service, alongside significant savings to the taxpayer.
The Pack is available to anyone interested in improving transition and raising the aspirations and achievements of young people with complex health needs or disabilities.