Hi - we’re currently living in Kent with our son, late 20s, on autistic spectrum. He’s in supported living with quite a lot of support hours but comes home most weekends and we’re very involved in decisions and care. The current support provider manages day to day stuff (with reminders and encouragement from us) but they have no interest in the bigger picture (like his long-term needs and wellbeing). Coming up to retirement, we would like to move house and, for the reasons outlined, it’s essential our son comes with us.
What experience have others had of relocating with an adult child? What kind of input do local Care Management have in the decision? Are we likely to have a fight on our hands, basically!
We’re considering Wales (as well as various parts of England). How does that affect the process?
Finally, any general advice about getting information on supported living AND day services in different parts of the UK. Since information is often provided via Care Managers, it’s difficult to get this if you don’t already live in a place (although much easier with websites).
Any help starting this process would be appreciated, especially any of those “unknown unknowns” that we may not have considered!