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Leaving care (Local Offer for Care Leavers)

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility and knowing your rights
  3. Accommodation
  4. Relationships
  5. Health and wellbeing
  6. Education, training and employment
  7. Positive activities
  8. Money, finance and support

Overview

If you are leaving care in South Tyneside, we will give you support until you are 25.

These pages tell you about the support and services you are entitled to.

This is known as our Local Offer for Care Leavers.

As your corporate parents, we care about you and want to support you to have the chances and opportunities to help you, both now and in the future.

How to access the help available

We will provide you with a personal adviser shortly after your 16th birthday.

They will support you to make sure you have access to the different levels of support at a time that is right for you.

View a list of our personal advisers.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are running events virtually over the internet where possible.

Speak to your personal advisor for more information.

Improving our local offer for care leavers

We promise to develop and improve our offer to you, and we want your help to decide what to include.

Tell us what you think - this is your Local Offer and we want it to include the things that are most important to you.

To get involved and have your say, contact Mark Benson on mark.benson@southtyneside.gov.uk or 0191 424 7757.

Next page: Eligibility and knowing your rights

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