Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have made changes to our services for vulnerable adults to make sure that they are both effective and safe.

See further information about changes to services.

Financial support

You will be supported to buy clothing for interviews and any specific clothing or footwear that is required for your job or work trials. You will also be supported with transport costs for the first month of employment.

The government are introducing a £1,000 bursary payment to support care leavers aged 16 to 24 starting an apprenticeship. This will help you meet the costs of starting work and will support you in the first year of your apprenticeship. The government will pay this once to each care leaver aged 16 to 24 starting an apprenticeship via their training provider.

If you are taking part in the Pathways employability programme or the Care2Work Program there is a financial incentive per session.

Useful links

Entitled to - Check what benefits you're entitled to.
Jobcentre Plus - Information about Jobcentre Plus. 
The Money Advice Service - Free and impartial money advice. 
Turn2us - A national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. 
MyBNK - Financial education for young people.
National Debt Line - Debt advice and support.
Money Saving Expert - Finance information.

Page last updated: 11 May 2021
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