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What things could I be doing?

As an adult you will have some responsibility for how you live your daily life.

Your daily living skills

Some of the things you will have to think about if you live in your own house are:

Personal care

This includes:

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Getting washed and dressed

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Washing your hair

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Cleaning your teeth


Going to college or work

This includes:

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Getting up on time

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Catching a bus, train or taxi to college or work

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Making your own packed lunch or making sure you have money for food


Housework

This includes:

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Shopping for food

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Cooking and cleaning

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Washing and ironing clothes


Managing money

This includes:

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Going out and shopping

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Paying bills

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Budget and save money – this means that you plan what you have to spend money on to make sure that you can pay for everything


Leisure time

In your spare time you could:

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Try different clubs and classes, for example IT, fitness and cookery

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Visit the leisure centre because keeping fit is good for your health. You could go swimming, use the gym or do a fitness class

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Volunteer and  help others. Volunteering is a good way to get more skills too. Find out more about volunteering


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