Local offer for care leavers

Your home

When you’re ready to move into your own home, your social worker and your personal advisor will help with any decisions you need to make.

In addition:

  • If you’re in foster care, you can stay with your foster carer up to the age of 21, if this is what you and your foster care want.
  • You will be given priority status on the waiting list for housing if you apply within Leicestershire.
  • You can get a Leaving Care Grant of up to £3,000 to furnish your first home and to cover your first TV license and contents insurance. This grant is available until your 25th birthday if you haven’t moved into your own home before then.
  • The Bridge is a local housing charity who can offer advice and advocacy if you have a problem with your house or tenancy.