2.2 Restrictions and resources
We’re all affected by our own restrictions and resources. Sometimes the same thing can be both a restriction and a resource. If you’re buying a house on a mortgage, it’s both a liability and an asset; a friend or relative might need support but might also be a source of support to you.
What are your restrictions and resources?
Think about your resources – the things, people and attitudes that could help you. Then think about your restrictions – the things you need to take into account, or that may be problems.
Go to the template for this activity in the resource pack and note them down. An example is shown in Table 1.
Equipment, tools, premises
I have …
|I haven’t got …|
People, family, contacts
Who can help me?
|Who needs my help or support?|
Consider your answers in the table you filled in.
- How will they affect the kind of opportunities open to you?
- Are there other things you need to consider? For example, do you need to work near your home?
- Could you move to a new area?
- Could you work from home?
- Have you caring responsibilities, or do you need care yourself?