This website will help you find out what support and services you are entitled to, and who will help you get them, if you are a Somerset Care Leaver. This is our Local Offer to you.
Leaving Care Local Offer
Information and advice for Somerset’s Care Leavers aged 16 to 25
From care to career
‘Ebony Stringer (Leaving Care Apprentice and Care Leaver) with Val Marshall (Senior Leaving Care Worker) on local radio talking about her experiences as an apprentice, future goals and about having a secure foster placement.’
From care to career – meet the Leaving Care apprentices.
We are always looking for your views, feeling and participation. Please contact Val Marshall on VMarshall@somerset.gov.uk to find out how you could get involved with Participation in Leaving Care to help shape the service that you receive.
Five Rivers Futures – Caring Doesn’t Stop At 18
Befriending Five Rivers Care Leavers 18 to 25
The scheme is available for any young adult, between the ages of 18 and 25 years, who has been looked after by Five Rivers (including our partner agencies Foster Careline, Safehouses North, and The Fostering Company North East). This support/befriending scheme is confidential and complimentary to the service user and has been funded as part of our 30th anniversary social reinvestment.
Please talk to your Leaving Care Worker about this if you’re interested and want to find out more!