This support can continue until you are 25 depending on how long you were in care and on your personal circumstances.
Leaving Care staff are there to help you get the right sort of help. There are Leaving Care teams based in Taunton, Bridgwater, Yeovil and Shepton Mallet.
Somerset Leaving Care Local Offer
There is information about the types of support available including:
- For young people in our care; ‘A Guide to Leaving Care in Somerset’
- For others who may qualify for advice or help; ‘Do you qualify for Leaving Care advice and guidance?’
- Somerset Leaving Care Finance Policy
Any young person who receives or wants a Leaving Care service from us is entitled to representation if they need it. They are also entitled to use our complaints procedures if they are unhappy with the outcome of their contact with the service.
Somerset Leaving Care Service Facebook page
Fostering and adoption Somerset – staying put
Accommodation and support options for young people in Somerset
Somerset Children and Young People – Health and Wellbeing
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service
Coram Voice – making your voices heard
Care Leavers – website for care leavers
Catch 22 – section of the young people’s site solely for care leavers
UCAS – support for care leavers going to university and the help they can get
National Network for the Education of Care Leavers
Become – leaving care information from the UK charity
Buttle – Buttle mark for higher education establishments who have shown a commitment to care leavers
Adoption – Assessing birth records
Care Leaver Guide to Emergency and Temporary Accommodation
NHS – Your health and care records