Support for 18 to 21 year olds who have been in care
The 18+ Care Leavers Service is here to help young people make the move from living in care to enjoying independent life as an adult. We can support young people from age 18 to 21 and this can continue where the young person remains in education, including up to age 25.
The 18+ Care Leavers Service is part of Birmingham Children's Trust and through our links to organisations in the community we can help with access to housing, education and training, work experience and health services.
What we do
We provide a friendly and supportive service that means young people are not on their own. The level of service we can provide depends on individual needs but in general we can provide help with:
- Finding somewhere suitable and safe to live
- Helping with finding education, training, work experience or a job
- Help with managing money and accessing the financial support needed
- Advice on keeping healthy and accessing health services
- General advice and guidance if problems occur
With an Aftercare Advisor and a Pathway Plan we will provide a good service that meets young peoples’ needs.
There is more detailed information available about all of the above in our Guide to Leaving Care and our other downloadable worksheets listed below:
- A Guide to Leaving Care in Birmingham – Support for Young People Aged 16-25
- Support for Care Leavers going into Higher Education
- Returning for Support after Age 21
- 18+ Care Leavers Service factsheet
How to contact us
We have a drop-in service, open 8:45am to 5:15pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8:45am to 4:15pm (Friday):
18+ Care Leavers Duty Service
New Aston House
1st Floor, Alma Street
Telephone: 0121 464 1229