Care leaver support

A short overview of the education, housing and healthcare opportunities available to young people leaving care.

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The Department for Education announced in October 2019 that £19 million will be spent to provide better healthcare, housing and education opportunities for care leavers.


What’s been made available

The outlined support includes:

  • £10 million towards the ‘Staying Put’ scheme, designed to create longer term stability for care leavers
  • £6 million towards support for young people who leave care to live independently
  • £3 million to improve education opportunities for care leavers
  • 1,000 internships for care leavers, including within the Civil Service and other public bodies.


Watch care leaver Vicky Nero talk about an internship with presenter Pandora Christie here.