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Housing

All Assist members are helped to manage daily living skills more independently. This helps everyone to manage more tasks for themselves at home, with less support from others.

For those who are keen to move into more independent living, Assist can help find suitable opportunities and  Housing Officer, Owen de Lacey, will provide support for individuals and families on this journey.

At Assist Trust we know that some of our Members have future plans to live more independently. We are able to support their progress towards this ambition by offering groups that teach and develop daily living skills- such as cooking, budgeting and cleaning. Maturity and responsibility- in groups that focus on safety in the community and social skills. members have the opportunity to make new friends during their time at Assist and this can lead to opportunities to explore shared supported living or simply see how their peers have succeeded in this.

Assist are currently landlords to 8 tenants, in properties close to our facilities and we have ambitions to increase this in the near future. We want our Members to have the same opportunities when it comes to housing options as anyone else and we have a dedicated team who can offer advice, support and encouragement towards ambitions at a pace that suits.

We have launched a Family Support Network to help bring families, individuals and professionals together to offer mutual support and overcome barriers together” Owen.

 

The housing team at Assist Trust have created some useful resources to help support the development of different daily living skills at home. Click on the links below for details;

 

Cleaning and tidying

Housing Resource Library: Cleaning microwave

Housing Resource Library: Cleaning oven and hob

Housing Resource Library: Cleaning the toilet

Housing Resource Library: Cleaning work surfaces

Housing Resource Library: Dusting

Housing Resource Library: Hoover the floor

Housing Resource Library: Household bins

Housing Resource Library: Making a bed

Housing Resource Library: Mopping the floor

Housing resource Library: Spillages and breakages

 

Meal preparation

Housing Resource Library: Menu plan shop list

Housing Resource Library: Using a kettle

Housing Resource Library: Using a toaster

 

Problem solving

Housing Resource Library: Dealing with a power cut

Housing Resource Library: Dealing with nuisance phone calls

Housing Resource Library: Losing your keys

Housing Resource Library: Stranger at the door