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.
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/
A guide for young people which contains concise and clear information about apprenticeships and what help is available for those care experienced people who are considering an apprenticeship, including financial assistance. Download a copy here.
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.
The Care Leavers Association is a national user led charity aimed at improving the lives of care leavers of all ages. They offer advice and support on Leaving Care rights and entitlements, as well as signposting to services that can offer assistance through the Young Person’s Project.