Wiltshire Council – Leaving Care Service
The Leaving Care Service works with young people in local authority care to help them to prepare for independent living from the age of 16 up to the age of 25, for more information go to the website.
Wiltshire Virtual School
The Virtual School is a service provided by Wiltshire Council and continues to support looked-after children and
care leavers within education through to the age of 25.
Wiltshire Leaving Care Service – Alabare
This service provides accommodation across Wiltshire for Young People leaving care, providing a safe and supportive environment where young people can make life changes, develop responsibilities and move towards independent living.
Support on hand in the Jobcentre
There is support available at the Jobcentre if you are care experienced so please make your work coach aware of your personal circumstances –
Leaving foster or local authority care
Other education and employment support available:
A website (from Become) setting out UK universities’ pastoral and financial provision for care leavers, as well as inspirational stories from care-experienced students who have successfully made the transition from care to higher education.
The Covenant is a promise made by private, public or voluntary organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25 to help them to live independently. You can see all the offers made on their website or they can be found on the official Care Leaver Covenant App. Connects is also a new tool for care leavers to stay informed with all that the Covenant has to offer as well as information about support you may be able to access. mycovenant.org.uk/connects/
Other support and information for care experienced young people:
Support and information from the children’s commissioner office on your right’s if you are in care, leaving care, living away from home or working with social services including a confidential advice and information service about your situation.
Coram Voice offers support and information for children and young people in care, on the edge of care and care leavers.