If you are aged 16 to 18 years and entitled to a leaving care service your personal advisor will offer advice and guidance to you and your social worker around housing issues.
If you are aged over 18, your personal adviser will help you to find suitable accommodation.
This might involve:
Working with Housing Services to come up with suitable housing options for you, including supported accommodation if you are not ready or don’t want to have your own tenancy.
Support to access different independent housing options including social housing.
- holding down a tenancy
- avoiding rent or council tax arrears (as a care leaver living in Bracknell you are exempt from paying council tax)
- paying bills and budgeting
Supporting you if you have a housing crisis by:
- helping if you are threatened with or lose a tenancy
- giving priority need to homeless care leavers aged 18 to 20 years
Staying put with your former foster carer
If this is what you and your foster carer(s) want, we will support you to remain with your foster carers under what is called a ‘Staying Put’ arrangement. This can last until you are 21.
There will be meeting about this before you become 18 and all will be explained then.
You can of course ask your social worker or your personal adviser more about this.