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Money

Our leaving care team and your personal adviser can support you with your money and budgeting. We can help you to:

  • open a bank account
  • find out about relevant money management courses
  • find information about how to access your Junior ISA (a fund of money set aside by the government), if you have one
  • get your National Insurance number, if you don't have one already
  • find exceptional financial support if you have an emergency
  • make sure you have appropriate identification documents (ID)
  • apply for benefits if you're in full-time education
  • apply for benefits if you're looking for work, or if you're unable to work due to your personal circumstances
  • apply for benefits if you need help to pay your rent or Council Tax
  • apply for PIP (Personal Independence Payments) if you have a disability or health condition that means you're eligible
  • apply for bursaries if you're in further or higher education
  • access rent and deposit schemes to secure your own home
  • buy essential things if you move into your own home
  • stay in touch with people who are important to you by helping with transport costs
  • access financial support if you're an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child (USAC)
  • arrange a personal allowance if you're in supported accommodation until you're 18 years old

Find out more about managing your money on our youth link pages. 

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