Care Leavers Local Offer

5. Finances

We will try to help you financially, in a similar way to how parents would support their own children. Our help includes:

  • providing a leaving care grant to help you buy essential things when moving into your own home, which government recommends should be a minimum of £2,000. In Stockport you can also get a Stockport Local Assistance Scheme (SLAS) starter package worth £1,000 when you move into your new home

  • giving you discounts on paying Council Tax

  • providing or telling you about relevant money management courses

  • information on how to access your Junior ISA, if you have one (a fund of money set aside by the government and the council)

  • support to open a bank account

  • support to gain important identification documents, such as a passport and/or provisional driving licence, before your 18th birthday

  • support to get your National Insurance number

  • exceptional financial support in emergencies

  • providing a financial gift at birthdays and Christmas or other celebrations

Download our Care Leavers Finance and Entitlements leaflet (PDF 72Kb)