Housing and Independence Housing and Independence

Choosing to move out and away from the person that you care for can be a difficult decision to make, however, whether you are going to university or moving out for your own independence it can be a very important step to take.

If you feel you can, it is important to discuss moving out with the person that you care for and the rest of the people involved. This way you can work together to put a plan in place for what will happen after you have moved out.

When you move out, it doesn’t mean that you are no longer a carer. You might want to arrange times when you are able to come back and care for you loved one or support them over the phone.

There is a wide range of simple home based technology that can support you and the person you care for remain safe at home. Our Equipment for Independence scheme means you can try equipment free for three months. Items include a lifeline pendant, fall detector, door sensor and key safe.  For more information about our Equipment for Independence please click here

Find It Out Centres

To get some local information and personalised advice, you can contact your local Find It Out Centre. Find your local one here.


Shelter have some good practical advice on moving out of home, and what you should consider.  They offer free sessions with advisors to discuss your situation, to visit the website and find out more information and advice click here.  Their helpful leaflet on leaving home is also downloadable by clicking here.