Thinking about moving home?

If you're thinking about moving out of the family home, or moving from where you are now, we have some information that will help.

On this page you can find out about:

  • the 6 steps to moving home

  • what you need to think about along the way

  • advice from people who have already made the move

  • How EDG can Help: the life book

6 steps to moving home

In this section we will tell you about the 6 steps to moving home and give you some tips for what to think about at each step. They are explained in this video, or if you don't want to watch the video, you can also scroll down and read about it.

Step 1: Get a social worker

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If you don't already have a social worker, you need to get on. To get one you need to contact Social Care Direct:

by phone on 

0131 200 2324

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Step 2: Get an assessment

You need to ask your social worker to do an assessment. This will either be called the 'My support assessment’ or '3 conversations model assessment', depending on which one your social worker is trained in. 

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If your Carer is involved, the social worker will also do a ‘Carer’s assessment’ for them.

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What you need to think about to prepare for step 2:

What outcomes do you want to achieve and how?

What kind of support do you need for physical, mental health, day to day living etc  

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Where you would like to live and what are your needs?

Would you like EDG to help you think this through? 

We can take you through our life book planning tool if you live in Edinburgh


Which self-directed support option do you  want? Your social worker should tell you about this but it helps to think about it in advance. If you want to change options at a later date, you need a new assessment, so it’s important to take time to think this through before the assessment.

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