From April 2018, we must offer care leavers the option to have support from a Personal Adviser (PA) until your 25th birthday. Previously, most PA support ended when you turned 21.
If you are a care leaver age 21-25 and your case has been closed, please contact us if you would like support.
After you turn 21, Pathway Planning will focus on the specific issues or difficulties that you and your PA have identified together. Your PA will provide guidance and support to help you. Your Pathway Plan will only need to cover things that you and your PA identify. If you only want support for a short time this is fine. Your Pathway Plan will only need to be in place while you are receiving support.
You will have responsibilities to work with your PA, and to carry out your parts of the plan.
Your PA support includes helping you to identify sources of funding. Some funding arrangements, for example, access to your Leaving Care Grant, will be able to continue after you’re 21. Generally, we won’t provide new funding after you’re 21.