Independent Living

  • Benefits

    Citizens Advice

    Citizens Advice

    L CAdvice
    Citizen's advice gives a breakdown of the different people who might be eligible for benefits.

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    Benefits Calculators

    Benefits Calculators

    L Gov
    Official government website showing you who would be eligible for benefits and how to calculate the amount you would receive.

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    Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

    Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

    L Gov
    Official government website explaining Jobseeker's Allowance and who’s eligible to apply.

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    Sky News on Benefits

    Sky News on Benefits

    L SkyNews
    This video shows a quick breakdown of how much of the UK government’s expenditure goes toward benefits.

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  • Careers

    Gov.uk

    Gov.uk

    L Gov
    Careers guidance and inspiration in schools.

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    Barclays Life Skills

    Barclays Life Skills

    L LifeSkills
    A guide to organising and managing work experience for teachers.

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    Self-employment

    Self-employment

    L Gov
    This official government website shows what criteria you meet to become self employed.

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    Bytestart

    Bytestart

    L ByteStart
    Bytestart takes you through the typical steps you would take to achieve self employment.

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  • Cooking

    Vegan on a Budget

    Vegan on a Budget

    L VeganSociety
    Shopping for a balanced vegan diet doesn’t have to be any more expensive than shopping for a non-vegan diet. With our tips and your creativity, you may even find yourself saving money.

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    Hungry Healthy Happy

    Hungry Healthy Happy

    L HHH
    Healthy Eating on a Budget – Shopping List and Meal Plan.

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    Jamie Oliver

    Jamie Oliver

    L JamieOliver
    Cheap and cheerful recipes.

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    Community Food & Health

    Community Food & Health

    L Scotland-Food
    Guides and toolkits.

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    Jamie Oliver: Youtube

    Jamie Oliver: Youtube

    L JamieOliver
    Jamie Oliver’s food tube: tutorials and recipes.

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    Urban Tastebud

    Urban Tastebud

    L UT
    400+ Healthy Gluten Free Recipes (That Won’t Break the Bank).

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    Vegetarian for Life

    Vegetarian for Life

    L VfL
    Cooking on a Budget.

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    Vegan Society: Recipes

    Vegan Society: Recipes

    L VeganSociety
    Tasty steps: Continue to enjoy cakes and comfort food, curries and healthy meals - and almost all your favorite dishes - the vegan-friendly way.

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  • Employment & Taxes

    Free Teaching Resources

    Free Teaching Resources

    L Free
    Free Enterprise KS3 Teaching Resources for Secondary Teachers.

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    Quintessential

    Quintessential

    L LiveCareer
    CV templates and examples.

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    University of Leeds

    University of Leeds

    L UoL
    Mock Interviews.

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    eKnowID

    eKnowID

    L eKID
    Personal background checks.

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    Skills You Need

    Skills You Need

    L SkillsYouNeed
    Here’s a list of dos and don’ts to help students in any future interviews.

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    The Guardian

    The Guardian

    L TheGuardian
    A Guardian resource giving suggestions on how to nail any interview students walk into.

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    University of Bristol

    University of Bristol

    L UoB
    Bristol university's website is full of helpful tips on how to ‘Become more employable’.

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    University of Edinburgh

    University of Edinburgh

    L UoE
    Take a look at The University of Edinburgh’s take on how to increase your employment prospects.

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  • Housing

    Money Saving Expert

    Money Saving Expert

    L MSE
    First time Cash Buyers ISA.

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    Cardiff: Housing

    Cardiff: Housing

    L Cardiff
    Cardiff Council Housing website.

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    NUS

    NUS

    L NUS
    Student Accommodation help and guide.

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    Need to Know

    Need to Know

    L NeedtoKnow
    General Housing Laws.

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    Shelter

    Shelter

    L Shelter
    The Citizenship module uses games, debate cards, video and case studies to encourage pupils to explore homelessness and housing need.

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    Gov.uk

    Gov.uk

    L Gov
    Rights and Responsibilities for Private renting.

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  • Money Skills

    Financial Education

    Financial Education

    L LearningWales
    The Welsh Government has developed a suite of financial education materials for use by primary and secondary schools, local authorities and/or consortia to deliver quality training for teachers.

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    Money Saving Expert

    Money Saving Expert

    L MSE
    For financial education to succeed in schools teachers need resources so they find the subject easy to teach, they know what to teach and they can fully engage their pupils in enjoyable lessons - Resources and links.

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    Booty Shaker

    Booty Shaker

    L PFEG
    These activities provide a structured but informal way to explore the financial issues covered by the student web pages and smartphone app.

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    Bills

    Bills

    L MM_MS
    MoneyMakesSense’s ‘Bills’ encompases every angle of an individual’s spending as an adult, giving students a good idea of what they might be spending their wages on once they get their first job.

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    Unicef

    Unicef

    L Unicef
    This teaching resource has topical issues relating to money that will help young people make choices that are both financially and economically sound.

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    Self-Employed Accounts

    Self-Employed Accounts

    L Gov
    How to do accounts for when you’re self-employed.

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    Borrowing

    Borrowing

    L MM_MS
    Make Money Makes Sense’s ‘Borrowing’ packs together everything students need to know about borrowing including overdrafts, mortgages and more!

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    Scholastic - Taxes

    Scholastic - Taxes

    L scholastic
    This Scholastic link gives a range of activities and resources for a broad age range. It’s filled with some very fun and interactive activities and lesson plans so your students become experts at taxes!

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    Crash Course

    Crash Course

    L CC
    This crash course video explains the history of taxes and shows how important they are to every modern society!

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    Insurance

    Insurance

    L MM_MS
    This Money Makes Sense resource is packed full of resources to teach your students all about insurance.

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    How to save money every day

    How to save money every day

    L BoA
    This Bank of America video gives you basic examples of how you can save money when students move out and live by themselves.

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    Money & Stuff

    Money & Stuff

    L MoneyandStuff
    This website gives templates for budgeting worksheets which can be used as an activity to teach about saving.

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    Budget Planner

    Budget Planner

    L MSE
    A page full of easy to read passengers pictures and videos.

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    Money Advice Service

    Money Advice Service

    L MAS
    An easy step by step guide with all sorts of information to due with budgeting along with videos to help you along.

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    Budgeting

    Budgeting

    L MM_MS
    Different resources you can use to help teach about budgeting in the classroom.

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    Pension Need-to-Knows

    Pension Need-to-Knows

    L MSE
    Everything you need to learn about pensions and what the reasons and things you need to do.

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    Pensions Management Institute

    Pensions Management Institute

    L Pensions
    A learning guide about pensions and steps and what to learn.

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  • Parenting

    Teenage Pregnancy Support

    Teenage Pregnancy Support

    L NHS
    This NHS website explains how they can help you and provide pregnancy support specific to teenage pregnancies.

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    Register a Birth

    Register a Birth

    L Gov
    This is the official government website with instructions on registering a new born.

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    NHS - Childhood Vaccines

    NHS - Childhood Vaccines

    L NHS
    This NHS website takes you through which vaccines are offered free all babies and children across the UK.

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  • Starting University

    Mirror

    Mirror

    L Mirror
    This article was part written by The Student Room and has all the best advice on settling in on the first week in university.

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    QS Top Universities

    QS Top Universities

    L QS
    This Top Universities website gives the perfect list of things students should never forget to pack for university.

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    Youth Central

    Youth Central

    L YC
    Youth Central provides a list of 9 Top Tips for undergrads starting their first year.

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    Student Finance

    Get Ready for University

    Get Ready for University

    L GetReadyforUniversity
    In this video, Llinos and Hannah go through the process of financing your university studies.

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    Student Finance

    Student Finance

    L Gov
    The official government website showing all the important parts of Student Finance including loans, bursaries, grants and more.

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    Student Finance Wales

    Student Finance Wales

    L SFW
    Student Finance Wales is more specific to Welsh students helping you fund for uni or college.

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    Sound Advice on Student Finance

    Sound Advice on Student Finance

    L SFW
    This video helps you know if you’re eligible.

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    Save the Student

    Save the Student

    L StS
    Save the student should answer all the questions you have about student finance, like how much and how to pay?

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  • Travel

    GOV.UK

    GOV.UK

    L Gov
    The main aim of the resource is to provide travel advice to young people at an age when they are beginning to consider travelling alone or with peers for the first time.

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    Hodder Education

    Hodder Education

    L Hodder
    These resources have been written as a guide to the law for young people including: Life - Safety - Education - Work - Money - Family - Home - Leisure - Travel and transport - Police and courts - Law, government and human rights - Contacts.

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    Learning Wales

    Learning Wales

    L LearningWales
    Wales, Europe and the World (WEW) is designed to help learners develop their understanding of life in Wales, and of Wales’ place within the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

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