Some people we talked with lived in residential homes or at home with their parents. Some live in independent supported living with paid carers, while others lead independent lives, either in a relationship, with their family, or on their own.
Richard lives with ‘a lot of folk with less functioning autism’ in a supported house.
‘I don’t want to leave yet, I’m happy as I am’
Several people lived with their parents and did not anticipate moving out for some while. A few were hoping to move out soon, but worried a bit about how they would manage.
Miranda ‘dreads the thought’ of moving from the family home she has always lived in.
Simon is happy with his parents and talks about the potential problems with moving, such as…
Russell recalls some of his experiences of living away from home and the support he would like in…
Mary is very keen to move out from her parent’s home, but does not want to live in a residential…
Paul I lives at home with his parents and is glad they don’t baby or mollycoddle him.
‘I’m not very good with people, so it’s infinitely easier to live on my own’
A few people were happy living on their own sometimes with some support either from support workers, or family members.
Alex has lived on her own for six months now, having had a full time carer living with her for around 18 months. She is renting a house from the local housing association and has had the house adapted with safety features in the kitchen and bathroom.