Finance

We want young people to learn how to manage money as you become more independent.

The ways we will help you financially include:

  • providing personal allowances for those aged 16 to 18 who are not in foster placements
  • providing a setting up home allowance of £2,000 to help you buy essential items for your own home
  • support you to open a bank account and access your ISA if you are entitled to one
  • support you with benefit applications and attendance at appointments with DWP
  • referral to CAP money management course and other budgeting advice
  • specific funding for education activities and a bursary for higher education
  • financial gifts at birthdays and Christmas or alternative festival
  • provide you with ID documents such as a passport, provisional driving licence and National Insurance number

Useful links

Entitled to - Check what benefits you're entitled to.
Jobcentre Plus - Information about Jobcentre Plus.
The Money Advice Service - Free and impartial money advice.
Turn2us - A national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Page last updated: 12 November 2018
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