It is so important, and central to everything we do, that we provide our students with all of the knowledge and experience they will need to live completely independent lives. Most of us take skills like cooking, cleaning, shopping and personal hygiene for granted; our students need training in all of these things. We run an extensive, award winning Skills for Life programme that teaches all of these things and the final step on that journey is to live in semi-independent accommodation. Here they will be checked on once or twice per day, as opposed to living with full time carers and this experience is invaluable and indeed, vital. To do this effectively however, we need a home for them!