Moving from the family home to live independently could end up being a lonely experience, especially if you find it hard to make new friends.
So, the first step into independent living could be done as a small group of friends living together.
There are real benefits to living with a small group of friends, such as a ready-made social group, but living with a friend can be very different from just having them as your friend.
So, having the chance to live together for short periods of time can help the group decide:
- if they would like to live together
- which household jobs they will need to share
- what house rules they might like to put in place
- what support would be needed.