If you are between 16 and 21 and are, or were in the care of Somerset County Council on or after your 16th birthday, you are entitled to some sort of support, advice or guidance.
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
This website will help you find out what support and services you are entitled to, and who will help you get them, if you are a Somerset Care Leaver.
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.