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118 Housing Options Series - Building A Supported Living Network

The Expanding Worlds Podcast

Release Date: 11/09/2022

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The Expanding Worlds Podcast

Finding somewhere to live is about more than just about finding a place, it's about building a life. Community is an important part of that life and how to build communities is the topic of this episode with Kathy Meyer from Everyone Needs A Community. We talk not only about why community matters so much but also about understanding that communities need to be a reflection of where they are and how the people there live their lives. We also discuss microboards and their role in strengthening the community around our children.   Find out more at   e.n.a.c. on Facebook   ...

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Finding Supported Living that works means bringing together many things, from finding a property in the right location with the right access, to identifying a support provider and accessing the right level of support. This week's guest Lisa Brown is determined to build a network that brings together the different people and organizations involved, so everyone can work together to increase the chances of finding a suitable supported living home for anyone that needs it. Find out more at Lisa’s Facebook group Follow us on //   Visit the podcast website   For resources to support...

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When we imagine where our children might live, when we’re no longer around, it isn’t just the place they will live, it’s the community around them and how they will live their daily lives that we also imagine. In this week’s episode I’m talking to Mike Sweeney about how he, and other parents, are working together to bring all these things from imagination into reality.   Find out more  Follow us on // Visit the podcast website   For resources to support parents of children with additional needs to build a better future for their child visit 

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No matter how alone we sometimes feel there is always someone who understands our journey even if they are taking a different road than us. In this episode, as part of the series on Housing Options, my guest is Eliza Factor, author of Strange Beauty, who shares her story, the story of her son Felix and the story of Lonely Worm Farm. Lonely Worm Farm may have started as a place for Felix to live and thrive but it’s also about creating a community that cares about each other and about inspiring people to understand themselves and others better. Like any good story this will get you thinking...

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Continuing with the series on Housing Options, this week the focus is on Supported Living with Jonathan Spencer the CEO of Zetetick Housing. We discuss what supported living involves and the challenges faced in finding the right homes as well as the importance of having a choice in where and who we live. The model of Zetetick is much more than simply finding someone a place to live; it's about supporting people to find somewhere they can be happy.  Visit Follow us on //  Visit the podcast website For resources to support parents of children with additional needs to build a better...

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Moving into our own space is part of becoming an adult and embracing the independence that brings. In this new series on Housing Options I’m exploring some of the housing models that are available for people with additional needs. The series starts off with Main Street, an innovative project literally built from the ground up. Jillian Copeland the founder of Main Street talks about why Main street exists and its core values of affordable, inclusive, accessible living. She discusses the impact it has had in transforming the lives of its residents and what the future will look like. The Main...

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Solo episode this week where I talk about what I’ve learnt in the conversations I’ve had as part of the  Grace Eyre Profile Series. This has been about acknowledging the past, celebrating the present and focusing on the future. Supporting our children towards a better future needs to be a joined up approach and this is why hearing from organizations like Grace Eyre who offer that more holistic support is a useful resource for all of us as we support our children on their journeys.  Thanks for listening to this podcast. If you found it useful please with others you know who would...

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Everyone should have the right to decide their own future but too often people with additional needs simply aren't given a voice.  In this episode my two guests are Cleo Dibb,  the Our Voices Manager and Jenny Good who was involved in the Rethink Disability campaign.  Both are discussing the imperative of giving people the opportunity to share their lived experience, be listened to and be actively involved in all the decisions that impact on their lives. Visit the podcast website Grace Eyre Follow on //  Please take a minute to review the show on  🙏...

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Getting into paid employment is a major challenge for people with additional needs. Programs that support people to develop their employability skills and enable them to break down the barriers into work play an essential role.  In this episode with Evie Halligan and Stuart Leaney we discuss the Work Buddy and Let’s Work Together projects run at Grace Eyre, how these operate, the challenges, the successes and why getting into paid work is so important in enabling people to live more independent lives. Visit the podcast website Grace Eyre Follow on //  Please take a minute to...

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One of the core skills for an independent life is independent travel. At Grace Eyre the Travel Buddy Project focuses on supporting people to develop the confidence, self awareness and knowledge they need to travel independently. In this episode with Gary Cunningham, the Travel Buddy Team Leader,  we are discussing exactly how the scheme works and the impact it has on increasing the opportunities for people with additional needs. Gary also shares some strategies that parents can use to help develop their children’s independent travel skills.  Visit the podcast website Grace Eyre ...

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Finding Supported Living that works means bringing together many things, from finding a property in the right location with the right access, to identifying a support provider and accessing the right level of support. This week's guest Lisa Brown is determined to build a network that brings together the different people and organizations involved, so everyone can work together to increase the chances of finding a suitable supported living home for anyone that needs it.

Find out more at https://lisabrown.uk/

Lisa’s Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/supportedlivingproperty/



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For resources to support parents of children with additional needs to build a better future for their child visit 

https://redgiraffesolutions.com/additionalneeds