Part of becoming an adult is learning how to ‘live independently’. These skills are learnt over time and include;
The skills to live independently can be learnt a long time before you move away from your family. Sometimes they can be learnt and in some cases, retrospectively with the right help. Everyone is different. Some people take longer than others to feel confident in living independently. Learning to live independently is a different journey for everyone.
There is no single moment when a person can say they are now able to live independently. It often takes time and experience. The process can be a learning curve in itself for some adults, no matter how old they are!
Having the ability to be independent and take care of yourself can lead to a boost in how you might feel about yourself as a person. Also, those with higher self-esteem to begin with may find it easier to learn how to live independently, due to being more open to learning new things, accepting mistakes, learning from errors and moving forward.
One of the most important things for a young person starting out and learning to live independently is staying safe. It’s no big deal if you burn some toast, but a fire at home is a different story.
Offering free and confidential advice to young people aged up to 25. We are here to help with any queries you might have about anything that affects your life.
Based within Culture Fusion building in Bradford – 01274 432 431 or email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in the Town Hall in Keighley – 01535 618 100 or email the team on email@example.com
We offer advice drop in sessions on Housing / Homelessness, Welfare Benefits and Debt.
Connexions Bradford is a confidential advice and support service. Personal advisors are trained to support you through a range of issues including employment, money, housing and relationships. You can email the Connexions team at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can contact the Connexions Bradford team on 01274 377 800
or the Keighley team on 01535 618 100
Aldo House is an 8 bedroom Supported Accommodation Services owned and run by Centrepoint. The Service is one of two assessment centres that Centrepoint run in Bradford which provide accommodation and support to vulnerable and at risk young people (male or female) aged 16 to 25 who have found themselves homeless.
Keyhouse provide a wide range of housing service. At Keyhouse we have the expertise, resources and contacts to address the immediate and long-term needs of homeless families. Better still, by understanding the bigger picture and taking into account the different requirements of each family member, more often than not we’re able to provide a solution that suits everyone.