New Tees Valley Independent Living Service Launched!
Daisy Chain is proud to announce that on the 1st of February 2021 they launched a specialist independent living training and advice service. Residents with Autism and associated neurodiversity needs, residing within the Tees Valley will for the first time, have access to specialist targeted support.
The Aim of the Service
To empower and support adults with Autism access and sustain appropriate housing, through the provision of specialist:
Benefit & Housing Advice
Money Management and Budgeting
Independent living skills and training
Post tenancy support
Triage to Daisy Chains employability and holistic support services
Who is the service for?
Autistic and neurodiverse (pre, during and post diagnosis)
Pre-tenancy or tenant
What the service will offer: 121 Support
Support with tenancy application processes
Early intervention and support to help prevent home loss/early termination/eviction
Benefit checks to ensure that clients are in receipt of everything that they are entitled, support to apply for Benefits and challenge decisions
Help to identify and apply for appropriate Grants (e.g. white goods schemes, local Social Fund, charity applications)
Independent living skills
Pre-tenancy group workshops to ensure that clients have the skills and tools to maintain a sustainable tenancy; budgeting, writing a shopping lists, understanding a tenant’s/ landlord’s responsibilities