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Preparation for Independence Programme for Care Leavers

LO care leavers

Care leavers can access Merton’s Preparation for Independence Programme, which is a covers various topics, including Housing, Finance and Budgeting, Education, Employment and Training, Health and Emotional Wellbeing and Cooking.

Speak to your Personal Adviser if you are interested in taking part.

We will help you budget your money if you go into semi-independence or have your own tenancy.

We will give you a grant when you move into your own home so you can furnish it.

If you have a disability or mental health issues we will work with adult social services to ensure a smooth transition.

Starter Packs are available for care leavers moving into their own homes to help settle in.

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