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Moving into our own home (3)

Hi readers, it’s Emily and William here again, writing our last article for now about moving out of the family home, following on from the last two weeks.

We got thinking about the not so good things about living on your own. I, Emily wondered if William ever gets lonely? No, I don’t Emily. I’ve got my TV, Ipad and phone so it’s easy to connect with my friends on facebook and my parents. The hardest thing is definitely washing my clothes – not my favourite job!

It got me Emily wondering how we will share the washing machine in our new home. Will the girls use it one day, and the boys the other I wonder? All these things to think about but I know we will be able to sort them easily.

I’d like to use this platform to say how grateful I am to be rehoused so close to my family home and my Mum, and to have such a great team of support. Not only are all the other parents really supportive, People First Dorset have been brilliant too. East Borough, our housing provider have been so ‘on it’, and not least our social workers have been great at helping us make sure we get the right support we need.

Without that team I would never have got this far, and definitely wouldn’t have had a clue how to get it all organised. I also believe that living on my own would have been really difficult for me, so living with others is great, not least if there are no carers at night there are always people around.

Keep reading and in a few months we’ll have an update on how it’s going.

The writers of the Our View column are supported in their editing by The Friendship Club – a project for adults with learning disabilities, run by People First Dorset.

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