Autism, like epilepsy, is a complicated neurological condition. It arises from problems with the brain, and up to 30% of people diagnosed with autism will have epilepsy too. The exact link between epilepsy and autism is not well understood, but the team here at Independence Homes is making great progress in ensuring that service users who have autism as well as epilepsy are able to thrive, despite the challenges they often face…...
Finding the right care provider is a worry and a challenge for parents and care commissioners alike. It’s made even harder if epilepsy is involved. It’s a highly unpredictable condition, and it has a habit of ruining the best laid plans. It needs extremely careful management at all times, which is why services provided by Independence Homes are so necessary and invaluable. It’s a service that has had a transformational effect on service user Tom and his mum, Julie…….
The supported living services provided by Independence Homes are amongst the most modern in the country. This is home to men and women from across the country who have the ambition to overcome their epilepsy and make the most of their lives, just like 39 year old Alan who lives in Purley. Although Alan likes his own space, he’s a very sociable man.
We are delighted to announce that our Independence Homes head office administrative and management teams will be moving from their current location in Croydon to new premises Caterham on 9th May 2011.