Independent Living Skills

We teach the fundamentals of how to live independently; how to look after yourself, the importance of personal hygiene, how to use public transport, prepare simple food and drinks, and handle money.

The programme covers:

How to stay safe at home  - students identify potential risks in the home and how to manage them.

Personal safety outside the home - students learn how to recognise and deal with risks when out in public, like travelling safely on public transport and looking after personal belongings.

Everyday home skills - students develop skills relating to the home, like vacuuming, washing up, ironing, and bed making, as well as looking at recipe ideas for healthy eating.

Identifying holidays and events to celebrate - students discuss upcoming holidays and celebration days, talk about why they are important, and explore ways to celebrate them with food, music, decorations, and activities.

Our approach

We focus on practical life skills, often teaching in real-life settings out in the community to embed skills and help people make their own choices. 

We encourage everyone to look after their personal wellbeing, helping them develop the tools to manage their own health and happiness.

We set home tasks to involve parents and carers in students' progress and to ensure that learning continues outside Share.