Developing Independence

Developing independent living skills is a key aspect of our work. We aim to prepare young people to live independently after they have left Owlswick regardless of their level of ability. The care team support young people to develop skills in the following areas:
  • All aspects of daily living such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, personal hygiene
  • Money management and budgeting
  • Socialising
  • Independent Travel
  • Health and wellbeing including mental and sexual health
  • Accessing community resources such as libraries, citizen advice, advice agencies, shops and social activities
  • Accessing suitable move on accommodation with ongoing support as required

NEW: Throughout 2017 we have been developing a self-contained flat which will become an independent living space for our older young people, aged 15 plus. This new residential area will enable individuals to embrace the challenges which young adults experience when developing independence, whilst still receiving ongoing life-skills support from our care team.


Young people make outstanding progress, taking their starting points into account. This can be seen in areas such as education and health, including mental health, and social and emotional well-being. One young person said ‘I wouldn’t be doing as well as I am now if it wasn’t for the staff here.’

Quote from Ofsted Care Inspection Report, 2016