Table of Allowances

2020-2023 ALLOWANCES16-17 years old18-21 year olds
Subsistence£67.22 per weekN/A. This is expected to come from employment or benefits if entitled to public funds
For UASC 18+ that do not have access to public funds the Care Leavers Service may continue with payments based on their asylum status and circumstances.
Young People in custody£10 per weekN/A
Emergency PaymentsUnder Management’s discretionUnder Management’s discretion
Clothing£25 per monthN/A
Parenting Grant£200 – onceN/A
Birthday16 years old £25.00. If in ETE this will increase to £75.00

17 years old £10. If in ETE this will increase to £50 Paid annually
18 years old £25.00. If in ETE this will increase to £75.00 19-20 years old £10. If in ETE this will increase to £50

21 years old £25.00. If in ETE this will increase to £75.00 Paid annually
Festivals£75 Paid annually18 years old £75.00 19-21 years old£25 Paid annually
ID Documents including Passport, Birth Certificates and Travel DocumentsCost will be covered by Care Leavers ServiceCost will be covered by Care Leavers Service
Nationality and Citizenship processCost will be covered by Care Leavers ServiceCost will be covered by Care Leavers Service
Leisure ActivitiesCosts can be covered fully or partially by Care Leavers Service following an assessment of needN/A
Family contactCosts can be covered fully or partially by Care Leavers Service following an assessment of needN/A
Accommodation costsCost will be covered by Care Leavers ServiceSplit cost between Care Leavers Service and the young person who is expected to contribute towards rent payments
For UASC 18+ that do not have access to public funds Care Leavers Service may continue with full rent payments based on their asylum status and circumstances
Setting Up Home Allowance£3,000 – total
Move to own tenancy (Council or Private)One month rent in advance will be paid directly into the rent account If an additional deposit is required this may be provided depending on outcome of assessment of need
Higher Education£291.66 per month (£3500 per year) Paid monthly for a max of 4 years as long as the Care Leaver Service is not responsible for rent payments.
Post-Graduate CoursesUp to £3500.00 per student towards the cost of post graduate courses depending on a needs assessment and after ensuring that all avenues of funding have been explored. One time payment.
Vacation accommodation during universitySplit cost between LCT and the YP who is expected to contribute towards rent payments.
Travel for EET purposesVaries depending on assessment of needVaries depending on assessment of need
Moving CostsCost will be covered by Care Leavers ServiceVaries depending on assessment of need
Savings £5 per week for young people in foster placement or semi-independent placements.

For those in semi-independent placements this saving policy took effect from the 1st of April 2023 and will be in place up to the 18th birthday of the young person.