Young Person’s Project has been set up so that we can give younger care leavers the necessary advice and skills to get on in life.  We offer advice and support on Leaving Care rights and entitlements, as well as signposting to services that can offer assistance.

This project aims to improve the lives of those leaving care by providing advice and guidance, meaningful interventions and advocacy support.

The leaving care process can be a challenging and confusing time for many young people. This section of our website  is provides advice and information aimed at making that process less difficult. If there is any information missing from this section, which you think should be included, please do get in touch and let us know.

If you are a care leaver who would like more advice or advocacy support on any aspect of leaving care then you can get in touch via any of the following methods:, 0161 236 5665, In writing: The Care Leavers Association, Beehive Mills, Jersey Street, Manchester, M4 6JG

For a number of years of main focus of work was around Independent Living for Young People Leaving the Care System. This was carried out through our Peer Led Mentoring GOAL (Getting On And Living Project) Programme. The evaluation report for project ran in Calderdale can be downloaded here. If you would like to find out more about the project please contact us at

Calderdale goal evaluation April 2017


To make the process of leaving care easier, having knowledge of your Rights and Entitlements is vital.

You can find out more about your Rights and Entitlements below

Legal Entitlements of Care Leavers

You can gain some great insight about leaving care from people themselves through our Leaving Care Guides

Leaving Care Guides

Attending Further and Higher Education is great way to progress in life and as a Young Care Leaver you are entitled to support from your Local Authority until you are 25. You can find more information about your Rights and Entitlements and available support to you below.

Support while accessing Further and Higher Education

We have pulled together a number of Youtube videos that covers growing up in care, leaving care and beyond. Please watch in your own time. If you have created or have a video you think may be useful then please email us information and a link to

Youtube Videos on Growing Up in Care, Leaving Care and Afterwards