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Independent Living and Disability

With the right facilities and support, living an independent life with a physical disability is now possible. However, here are a few things you need to know before you take the big plunge: 1. Things you will need in your house If you plan to live an independent life, having a suitable home is one of the most important steps. Is the house you intend to live in adequate for your needs, or does it require adjustments? Your city’s social services department will conduct a social and health care assessment to ascertain your specific needs which may include an analysis of the various kinds of equipment you may need. 2. How to adapt to living in a house alone It will take some time to get used to living alone in a house. Social care services can offer sufficient amount of financial support to make sure you have more freedom of movement inside your house. The facilities they may pay for include: Installing ramps and widening doors Improving access to facilities and rooms – for instan