Real stories from 'on the ground'

When parents, children and young people are empowered to express their views and aspirations, not only will they grow in confidence but they will also be inspired to continue to make their own decisions going forward.

Since Independent Support began in September 2014 we've been collecting personal accounts from just a few of the young people and parent carers who've used the service. They describe how Independent Support has helped them to think about the future, formulate plans for how to reach those goals, and - just as importantly - what the experience was in light of the support they received.

To read the stories click on the thematic links below.