Support for care leavers

As a care leaver moving to a more independent life, we want to help you to be happy and successful in whatever you want to do.

Here, you can see what support is available to you, including:

  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Education, training and employment
  • Accommodation and finance

Your social worker or Personal Advisor will discuss with you the help we can provide and ensure you get the best possible support.

- Welcome from Alison Jeffery, director of Children's Services

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Emotional health and wellbeing

We can help you register for health services, meet some costs for attending appointments, access counselling and more.

See our full emotional health and wellbeing offer

Education, training and employment

Whether you're in education, in training or employed, we have support to offer. For example a device with WiFi access, CV-writing help and advice at Job Centres.

See the education, training and employment support we offer
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We can support you with a personalised housing plan or help you with a 'staying put' arrangement so you can stay where you currently live.

See our full accommodation support offer


We can offer some care leavers allowances, help managing your finances and help with council tax, among other things.

See what financial support we can offer
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Participation in society

We offer many ways for you to participate when you leave care. This includes:

  • attending places of worship
  • support with hobbies or clubs
  • membership of East Sussex’s Care Leavers Council
See all ways we can help you to participate in society


We can support you with family contact, help to reconnect you with important people in your life, and other things.

See our full relationships support offer
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Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC)

We offer UASC a welcome to the UK programme, links with immigration solicitors, social groups for UASC and lots more.

See our full offer for UASC

Young parents

We can help you access any eligible government grants, case-by-case support for help with childcare costs and organising day trips.

See our full offering for young parents
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Further support

Advocacy service:

  • Always Heard - the national advocacy helpline and safety net for England
  • Asphaleia - Independent visitors and advocates