Tag Archives : care leavers

More details unveiled about care leavers support

Young people leaving care in Plymouth could get a helping hand to lead an independent life under proposals discussed at Cabinet today (15 January). The proposals recommend 18 to 24-year-olds who live in Plymouth and are leaving the care of the local authority are exempt from Council Tax until their 25th birthday. Councillor Sue McDonald, Cabinet […]

Care leavers to get help with bills

Young people leaving care in Plymouth will not have to pay Council Tax until they reach the age of 25 under plans being announced as part of this year’s budget. Councillor Mark Lowry, Cabinet Member for Finance said: “Some of these young people have had an extremely difficult start in life and we want to […]

Pledge for Plymouth’s care leavers launched

To celebrate National Care Leavers week, Plymouth City Council is launching a pledge to highlight its commitment to care leavers. The Plymouth Care Leavers pledge is a set of promises that the City Council have agreed to deliver for care leavers.  Youth workers have been working with young people in Plymouth to find out exactly […]