Independent Lives offers a wide range of services that are personalised to your needs and designed to support disabled people of all ages, as well as people with health conditions. Find out more about how we can support you to live independently, or contact us to talk in more detail.  

Useful information

Disability Grants has information on funding to support you to live independently.

Disability charity Scope has extensive information on disabled people living independently and also signposts to other organisations that can provide specific help. 

West Sussex County Council provides information on support to live independently at home.


Hampshire County Council has Locality Housing Officers supporting people with mental health needs, people with learning disabilities, and older people, to live more independently.

Hampshire council also has the SAIL service to help answer your questions about living independently. You can find out more about what they do and their drop in sessions on the The You Trust website.

Mencap has a resource for people with a learning disability in choosing where they want to live.

Housing and Support Alliance /Learning Disability England has published a wealth of materials on supporting people with learning disabilities, or described as displaying challenging behaviour.

The West Sussex Parent Carer forum is a membership organisation for parents and carers in West Sussex. Their mission is to bring about positive change for families and young people with any additional needs or disability. Find out about support you can get from them here.Trust website

Technology / being online

UK Online Centres support people to get online.

The British Assistive Technology Association campaigns on behalf of anyone using assistive technology, and also lists suppliers.

Leonard Cheshire’s accessible home campaign

Leonard Cheshire’s Home Truths campaign is lobbying for better accessible home provisions. They are challenging the Government and local Councils for failing to provide accessible accommodation for disabled people in the UK. Find out how to start your own campaign for accessible housing.