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It can be hard to find discounts, grants, funding and career opportunities and to know how to access them. We have developed this list so that you can find ones that are relevant to you. We will keep updating this list as we find more opportunities!

Below you can find information related to:

The Children’s Commissioner’s Help at Hand team is also here to support you on a on a wide range of issues including housing, financial support, education, and access to your full leaving care package. Help at Hand offer free independent advice, assistance, and representation. They particularly help with cases where you aren’t getting the support you are entitled to.

Housing and living

 Further and Higher Education


Parenting and childcare

 Jobs and skills


A range of organisations offer one-to-one mentoring for care leavers. You can also approach people within your industry and ask them to be your mentor if career mentoring is of particular interest.

This list was originally shared on the Children’s Commissioner’s website.

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