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Independence Skills


Developing the skills and confidence to carry out day-to-day activities, such as dressing, washing, or preparing a simple meal, is an essential part of growing up. For children and young people with a vision impairment, these crucial aspects of personal development often require a highly structured approach, including the teaching of specific skills and techniques, and the use of adapted or specially designed equipment.

To ensure that all young people are empowered to make informed choices about their own lives, the Service delivers specialist teaching of independent living skills, either one-to-one or in small group sessions led by a habilitation worker. For younger children, these lessons may focus on key areas such as eating skills and shared play, whereas older children will need to learn how to manage money, gain access to information, and make decisions relating to their lives beyond school or college.