Turning 25

When you turn 25 you will not receive any more support as a care leaver from your Local Authority. This can sometimes be a worrying time for care leavers as they look ahead to that transition.

We hear from young care experienced people about the prospect of losing support, and what their worries and concerns are, as well as people who have already lost their support – either at 25 or often at a younger age, and hear how they managed and what advice they have for others.

Being care experienced does not just stop at 25, so why should the support stop at 25?

— Read Kim’s story
  • It was financially very difficult and without the traditional family setting to get help from “mum and dad”

    — Read Jamie’s story
  • Elle

    I have my foster family who I know are always available if I need advice and help

    — Read Elle’s story
  • Danni

    My birthday feels like a countdown to having all of my support cut

    — Read Danni’s story
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