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Towards Independent Living Commerce Stage 5. Syllabus Agenda Moving from home reasons for leaving home major issues involved with independent living organisations.

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1 Towards Independent Living Commerce Stage 5

2 Syllabus Agenda Moving from home reasons for leaving home major issues involved with independent living organisations providing support government religious community Arranging accommodation types of accommodation finding the right place processes for arranging a lease task-sharing Managing finances major costs establishment, ongoing costs avoiding financial problems household budgets types of insurance household personal Major purchases main items to be purchased for independent living processes involved in purchasing major items item selection, loans, contracts, warranties, insurance Community involvement accessing community services contributing to the community Lifestyle issues maintaining priorities study entertainment/leisure fitness

3 MOVING FROM HOME Things to think about

4 What Would Make You Want To Move? Some people leave because they want more independence Others find that they have unacceptable circumstances at home. What would be your reason for wanting to move out?

5 Common Reasons

6 Issues That Can Come Up When thinking about moving out there are a number of things that should be considered. What would be at the top of your list? In your books list 3 things that you might take into consideration before thinking about moving out.

7 Major Issues

8 When Can I Leave Home? In NSW there is no law setting an age at which a person can leave home If you have a safe place to go & you can support yourself financially normally you can leave home at 16 years of age.

9 Activity: Organisations That Can Provide Support Go to: –http://www.createyourfuture.org.au/http://www.createyourfuture.org.au/ –http://au.reachout.com/find/issues/managing- independencehttp://au.reachout.com/find/issues/managing- independence Using these sites list 3 types each of assistance that organisations make available for young people should they want to move out of home for: –government, –religious or –community based

10 ARRANGING ACCOMMODATION Where to now…

11 Syllabus Agenda types of accommodation finding the right place processes for arranging a lease task-sharing

12 Getting Technical - Lingo Age discrimination Blacklist Bond Classifieds Contract Guarantor Informal networks Residential tenancy agreement

13 Types Of Accommodation How many types of accommodation do you know of?

14 There are….. Rented houses & apartments (flats) Shared house / apartment Private board Emergency accommodation e.g. shelters

15 Renting Activity Access www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.auwww.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au –Go to publications –Click on Property & tenancy –Select renting guide 1.Explain in 2 or 3 sentences the role of the Consumer Trader & Tenancy Tribunal 2.If the landlord gives you notice of an increase in your rent, what 2 actions could you take? 3.Explain what is meant by a tenants right to privacy 4.When is the landlord or agent allowed to enter the rental premises? Present your answer as a summary 5.Name at least one section (including contact details) of the Office of Fair Trading where you can get more information about tenancy and rental bond issues 6.Explain the role of the Tenancy Advice & advocacy Service & how it is funded. 7.For more information on your legal rights visit www.lawstuff.org.auwww.lawstuff.org.au

16 Questions: 1.What factors should you consider when looking for accommodation? 2.Why would renting a house or apartment be the most expensive option? 3.What are the advantages of living in shared accommodation? 4.What are the disadvantages? 5.Describe the role played by shelters and other forms of emergency accommodation 6.What would you do if you dont know anyone who wants to move in with you? 7.Write an advertisement for your ideal housemate

17 Thinking About It…. Apart from money-related matters, what other things might you be responsible for when living alone?

18 Create a budget

19 MANAGING FINANCES How much will it cost me???

20 Syllabus Agenda major costs – establishment, ongoing costs avoiding financial problems household budgets types of insurance –household –personal

21 MAJOR PURCHASES What to buy????

22 Syllabus Agenda main items to be purchased for independent living processes involved in purchasing major items item selection, loans, contracts, warranties, insurance

23 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT How do I get involved????

24 Syllabus Agenda accessing community services contributing to the community

25 LIFESTYLE ISSUES To study or not to study that is the question…or is it????

26 Syllabus maintaining priorities –study –entertainment/leisure –fitness


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