Leaving home

Keep learning

Learn

Leaving home is a big step. Learning and gaining knowledge about all the responsibilities that come with moving out will help you plan for the best transition possible. Seek professional and independent financial help when looking at mortgages.

Which - chosing a mortgage broker

Connect

Connect

If you require supported lodgings and you are over 16 leaving the care of or had contact with Coventry or Warwickshire Local Authority or are homeless, Barnardo's aim to bridge the gap between care and independent living.

Barnodo's - supported lodgings (Midlands)

Give

Give

If you are leaving an accommodation and have items to offer, consider donating to second-hand and charity shops or advertising on websites such as Gumtree and Freecycle. There are always charities requiring furniture and you may be able to pick things up for your new home too.
Be active

Be active

With the stress of moving home, exercise might be the last thing on your mind however you could make use of all the physical activity it will take to move in and utilise your new space by finding ways to be active around the home. For more ideas on fitting in activity in a hectic schedule take a look at NHS - Get active your way.

Take notice

Take notice

Moving home is a great opportunity to practice mindfulness. Keep only what you need, use or love when decluttering your home. Pause for a moment if you are overwhelmed by your to-do list. Explore what the new area has to offer like a tourist on an extended vacation. Use all your senses to take it in.