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
  • Harry

    I am currently unaware of when the support stops and what the transition period begins

    — Read Harry’s story
  • Elle

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

    — Read Elle’s story
  • Jasmin

    I know I’m not the only one who has [continued in education] to avoid losing the support

    — Read Jasmin’s story
  • Rona

    They had abandoned me at a time when I really could have done with a bit of support

    — Read Rona’s story
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