Supporting young people and adults
Independence, confidence and freedom for all
People with learning difficulties can struggle to lead an independent life without the right support and facilities.
Symbols can be used in a variety of ways to support independent living, such as labels around the home, sequence cards for regular processes, shopping lists and calendars to name a few.
Using a range of symbol resources and strategies can give people the freedom to be independent where they would normally rely on carers and other services to support them. By making small changes to encourage independence, a large impact can be made on people's self-esteem and confidence.