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Autism and learning disabilities

Autism is sometimes described as a ‘hidden disability’ because it has no physical signs. If you are an adult with autism you may be feeling excluded and invisible.  You may be experiencing inadequate healthcare services, social stigma and discrimination. You may also be unemployed, struggling…

Education, training and employment for care leavers

Our Universal Offer (for all CIC and CL) You will be introduced to your Education and Employment Adviser during Year 11, this will be via a home visit with your social worker/care staff or through attendance at your Year 11 PEP (Personal Education Plan) meeting.…

Financial support for care leavers

‘Setting Up Home’ Allowance All ‘former relevant’ care leavers are entitled to a maximum of £2000 in relation to setting up home costs (formerly known as the Leaving Care Grant). This allowance is not paid as a cash sum, but is allocated on a needs…

Getting support for mental health issues

If you are concerned about your own, or someone else's mental health, you should speak with your GP or ring the GP out of hours service, on NHS 111. GPs can assess mental health, advise, offer treatment and refer you to a range of different…

Health and Wellbeing

People are living longer and it is therefore important that we look after our health so that we can remain active and healthy and take part in our community for as long as possible. Improving wellbeing is a worthy goal in its own right and…

Health and wellbeing for care leavers

In Warrington, we're fully committed to providing you with the support you need to make the transition to adult life. Here you can find information about the support you can expect from the council and our partner agencies relating to your health and wellbeing. We…

Health services in Warrington

The local council, NHS trusts and other partners work together to improve the health and wellbeing of Warrington residents and to ensure that people can live as independently as possible. These local organisations may be able to give you advice or support about particular health needs…

Housing and accommodation for care leavers

You will be encouraged and supported to remain in positive, caring settings until you are ready to move on. Ideally we would like you to ‘stay put’ or remain in supported lodgings post your 18th birthday, as we recognise that the majority of young people…

Independent advocacy for care leavers

There are independent advocacy services that can be accessed should the need arise: NYAS – www.nyas.net The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a rights based charity which operates across England and Wales for children, young people and adults.  NYAS offers a variety of services…

Participating in society for care leavers

'Having your Say’ As a care-experienced person you have the right to have your say about your experiences.  This is for everyone, no matter how young they might be, and we want to hear from you.  The Council specifically wants to know how it can…