This section contains information that will be useful if you are considering living independently for the first time.

Check it out if you are interested in learning more about getting around and using public transport, managing your money and even helpful advice on cooking!

Travel and mobility

In Life skills: travel and mobility, you can find information about developing your mobility for life beyond school, including using public transport.

Managing your money

Life skills: money management contains information about banking, handling money, benefits and welfare rights and living on a budget.


Life skills: cooking - find tips about cooking for yourself, including gadgets that can help you around the home.

Help with low vision

Help with low vision gives you details of low vision aids and how to get them through low vision services.

Your sighted friends

Leaving home, moving to college, university or a work place will mean meeting new people and making new friends. Find out more in Your sighted friends.