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Workbook Name: Youth Programmes Unit Independent Living Workbook

This workbook belongs to:

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Name:……………………………………………… Group:……………………………………………… Centre:……………………………………………. Date started:………………………………… Date completed:……………………………. Student signiture:…………………………. Supervisor’s signiture:……………………

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Skills for living Know how to read the gas & electricity meters to check your bills. Examine your own health & register with a doctor/dentist. Get the advice & support you need locally. Wash & mend clothes, clean and do the housework, carry out repairs. Open up a bank account. Use the telephone directory. Dustin king ď›™ Independent Living Module Youth Programmes Unit


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Prepare healthy snacks. Budgeting for independence. Problem solving and life-choices And much more!

What does it mean to live independently? • • • • • • • •

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• • • • • • • •

Budgeting Make a guess as to how much the following would cost each month:

Items

Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

Council Tax Food Telephone

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Travel Costs Clothes/shoes Entertainment Gas/Electric & Water Rent Other items TOTAL

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Items for your home How much do you think that the following items would cost? Cost new

Items

Your Guess

Average Price

Second hand

Your Guess

Average Price

Washing machine Cooker Fridge Kettle TV Iron Dustin king  Independent Living Module Youth Programmes Unit


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Video Recorder Microwave Single Double bed Car DVD player Toaster On the following page choose household furniture from the magazines provided and cut and glue the items for your flat. You have ÂŁ1,200 (Remember to list prices on back of sheet) Good luck!

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Advantages of buying from new and second-hand! Buying from new (Advantages)

Buying from new (Disadvantages)

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Buying second-hand (Advantages)

Buying second-hand (Disadvantages)

List 8 ways that you can buy secondhand goods: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6

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Extras The Independent Living Game – The Game of Life – BASE –

1 Session

1 Session

Guest speaker – 2 Sessions

Independent Living – Storyboard

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Skills for Living –

Video

The Top Ten Quiz

(Please circle correct answer) 1.At what age can you get advice from Advice Bureau? 18 years 21 years Any age

the Citizens Don’t know

2.Is Electricity, Gas & Water normally included in the rent of a flat or house? True

False

Could be

Don’t know

3.At what age can you work full-time? 14 years

15 years

16 years

18 years

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4.If you have an argument with your parents/guardians and walkout can you be Re-housed? Yes

No

Depends

Don’t know

5.In your experience at what age do young people leave home? 16-17 years

17-19 years

19-25 years

25-35 years

6.What age can you legally get married without your parent’s consent? 16 years

17 years

18 years

19 years

7.Do you need to register with a doctor and dentist if you live independently? Yes

know

No

Advisable

Don’t

8.When can you open a bank account in your own right? 16 years

18 years

21 years

Any age

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9.when can you be responsible for the running of a telephone line? 16 years

18 years

21 years

Other

10.In the box below list as many places you as a young person can seek advice & information from? Score /10

Bills What sort of bills do you get? • • • • • • • • • • Dustin king  Independent Living Module Youth Programmes Unit


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Look at some bills and discuss them with the group!

What do the following mean? Direct debit?

Key meter?

Card meter?

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Quarterly?

Giro credit slip?

Cheque?

Bank Accounts What sort of bank accounts are there?

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What do you need to open a bank account? • • • • • • •

Show that you can open a bank account the by filling out the application form on the next page! (Remember to use block capitals & black ink)

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My skills What can I do?

Could do

Need Help

Couldn’t do

Wire a plug? Do the ironing? Ring a repair office? Read a gas/electricity meter? Budget a weekly shop? Cook a basic meal? Organise home insurance? Use a washing machine? Understand the washing labels on 3 different items of clothing? Sew button or repair clothing?

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Demonstrate that you can do some of the following practical tasks! Wire a plug? Repair an item of clothing? Plan and prepare a basic meal? Find a telephone number for a plumber? Budget a weekly shop? Show that you can understand washing labels on 3 different items of clothing?

Evidence – Photos! (Attach here) P.T.O

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Evidence – Photos Continued!

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Quick quiz

Can I cope on my own! Scenario 1 You go out for a night and on your return your home has been broken into! What would you do and why?

Scenario 2 You lose your wallet that contained your credit card and chequebook! What would you do and why?

Scenario 3 Whilst cooking dinner you accidentally pour boiling water over your hand! What would you do and whom would you contact?

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Scenario 4 There is a strong smell of gas in your house but you cannot locate where the smell is coming from? What would you do and whom would you contact?

Scenario 5 You have been told you are being efficted within a month! What would you do and whom would you contact?

Scenario 6 You have fallen behind on your rent/mortgage payments! What would you do and whom would you contact?

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Scenario 7 Your neighbours have complained to you about how loud you play your music and have hinted they may pass their complaint onto the police! What would you do and why?

Scenario 8 You switched on the lights and nothing has happened! What would you do and whom would you contact?

SCOR E / 8

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Safety in your home In my House/Flat the: Gas mains are:

Electricity mains are:

Water mains are:

Emergency Telephone numbers are: Gas Electricity Water -

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GAS - The Invisible threat Name two ways that gas can be dangerous • •

What should you do if you smell gas? • • •

How can you detect carbon monoxide leaking from a faulty appliance?

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Decisions & choices

“ Life is full of choices choose carefully ”

Each day we make decisions, some straightforward, even ‘automatic’, others difficult and requiring a lot of thought. Some are relatively unimportant; others can affect the rest of are lives. In order to live independently you are encouraged to take control of your OWN life by taking responsibility for making considered and informed decisions about your real-life situations. Tick the comments that apply to your style of decision-making! I weigh up all the pros & cons

I ask other people their opinion

I do whatever my parents say I just panic I think it through

I trust my instincts I keep putting it off

I gather as much info as

I worry about what other people will think I toss a coin I can never make up my mind I just know what’s

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Possible before a decision

best

Decisions

Take a minute to think about decisions you make and how those decisions affect your life: What clothes shall I wear today? Should I smoke? List ten decisions you make in a typical day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 0

Tick the two most important decisions to you!

Tick the two most difficult decisions you have to make!

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List three important decisions you will have to make in the near future? • • •

“ To learn from a mistake – Is a lesson Not to learn from a mistake – Is a mistake ”

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What is healthy eating Aim

To raise the issue of healthy eating and open up discussions around lifestyles choices

You will need Magazines Scissors Marker pens Glue sticks Flipchart paper

How to do it

Split the group into two. Set one group the task of looking through the magazines and finding examples of healthy images, the other the task of finding unhealthy images. It can be food, people or activities! Then collage the images on the flipchart paper adding slogans or feelings written with the marker pens. Then present your work to the other group and discuss: How easy it was to find unhealthy images? Etc Are there any stereotypes? What is the major difference between the people shown in each collage? Dustin king ď›™ Independent Living Module Youth Programmes Unit


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Healthy eating on a budget Preparing a healthy snack

-Name of snack-Ingredients-

-How to make it-

-Total cost-Why was it healthy-?

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Healthy lifestyles What is a healthy lifestyle? What 6 things should/shouldn’t be included in a healthy lifestyle? Do’s Don’ts 1 1 2

2

3

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

What will a healthy diet do for you?

How often should you visit the dentist and why?

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How often should you visit the optician and why?

What is the role of your doctor/GP?

Name & address of your local doctor/GP?

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Contacts For YOU to access advice & information 1. Citizens Advice Bureau Dacre House 19 Hillfield Road Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire HP2 4AA Phone: 01442 213368 01442 263501 01442 250635 (this number is for booking appointments only)

2. Connexions centre Marlowes Hemel Hempstead HP1 1HQ All telephone enquiries to 01442 261511 3. Dacorum Borough Council - Housing Advice Centre Dacorum Borough Council - Housing Advice Centre offers these services: Advice and assistance for people in housing need. Subjects covered include private sector tenants rights, prevention of homelessness, harassment, repossessions, mortgages, private sector tenants, disrepair and illegal eviction. Out of hours emergencies phone 01442 228000.

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4. Youth Talk Phone 01727 868684 Fax 01727 868468 Email youthtalk@talk21.com Website www.youthtalk.co.uk Address 28 Spencer Street St Albans AL3 5EG 5.Doctors The Surgery Parkwood Drive Tel:01442 250117 The Surgery Everest Way Tel:01442 240422

6.Dacorum Borough Council The Marlows Tel: 01442 228000 7.Dacorum Information Centre The Marlows Tel:01442 234222

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How I got on

Name…………………………………………………… Date……………………… I have found this workbook useful: Very not at all

I have enjoyed this workbook: Very not at all

Circle the words you feel apply to the course Helpful

Enjoyable

Difficult

Fun

Relevant

Confusing

Irrelevant Boring

Useful

Interesting

Stressful Easy

The two things I disliked about the workbook: 1. 2. The two things I liked about the workbook: 1. 2. Dustin king  Independent Living Module Youth Programmes Unit


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Probably the most important thing I have learnt is!

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