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Leaving care

From the age of 15, young people in care will start preparing to leave care in collaboration with their caseworker and carer.

My Stuff kit

The My Stuff kit has been developed for young people as a planning tool and resources folder to help them prepare for their transition from care to independent living.

The kit is designed to be used by the young person with appropriate support from:

  • carers
  • social workers
  • youth workers
  • extended family members.

Contact your caseworker for more information about the My Stuff kit.

Support to become independent

Young people will be provided with assistance to help them:

  • decide what type of housing is suitable for them
  • apply for a house
  • get the furniture they need
  • move in.

If you are leaving care and need assistance to access services and support to improve your emotional and physical wellbeing, see post care services.