Most people with schizophrenia have a cyclical pattern of illness characterised by remission and relapses. The illness can reduce the ability of self-care and functioning and can lead to the illness becoming chronic and disabling. Rehabilitation is one of the important parts of treatments. Life skills programmes, emphasising the needs associated with independent functioning, are often a part of the rehabilitation process. These programmes, therefore, have been developed to enhance independent living and the quality of life for people with schizophrenia living in the community.