PfA Independent Living

Cost of living information and support

How 2 get your life together

This booklet was created by young people to help you think about what keeps you healthy, happy and well.

Easy to access tips for young people aged 16-25 moving into independent living – How2Adult Booklet

Decision Making Toolkit

The Decision Making Toolkit produced by the Council For Disabled Children is a practical guide to support:

  • social workers
  • health practitioners
  • school and college staff
  • parent carers
  • families
  • and anyone working directly with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

It is designed to be used in partnership with young people to:

  • support them to make their own decisions
  • participate as fully as possible in decisions made on their behalf

It includes a template which practitioners can use to support a young person who lacks the capacity to go through a best interests decision making process. This is based on the best interests checklist in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 code of practice.

Moving from Benefits to Work

Provides help and advice on moving from benefits to work, work experience/volunteering, starting your own business and support available when you start working.

Help with debt and money worries

The cost of living crisis is affecting more and more people. If you need help or advice about money, debt and other issues, there are organisations in Halton who can help.

  • Citizens Advice Halton can help with a range of issues, not just around debt and finances but also housing, legal issues and much more Tel: 08082 787 956
  • Energy Projects Plus (EPP) provide a Save Energy Advice Line for free and impartial advice on reducing your energy bills and keeping warm at home Tel: 0800 043 0151
  • Mental Health Info Point can also provide more details of help and support for money worries
Everyday Banking Guide

Everyday Banking Easy Read Guide

How to use a mobile phone

Easy Read Guides about how to use a mobile phone

Transport Information

Our Local Offer Transport section has lots of information to help you get around

Transition Team to help 14-18 year olds

The team work with colleagues and partners across Social Care, Health and Education to support young people aged 14-18 with complex needs going through transition.

If you have any problems referring, please email Transition.team@halton.gov.uk with all the relevant information regarding the young person.

Useful Documents

How to get a TV Licence?

Easy Read Guide about a TV Licence

Housing, Adaptations and Homeless
Keeping Safe

Are you worried about a friend, child or family member?

If you suspect a child is being abused and you are a child, parent or member of the general public, Children’s Social Care can help and advise you on:

  • 0151 907 8305 (Mon-Thurs 9 am – 5 pm, Fri 9 am – 4.30 pm)
  • 0345 050 0148 (out of office hours and throughout weekends)
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