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Helping the young to leave social care
3:00pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
A DRIVE to help young people as they leave the children’s social care system in Worcestershire when becoming adults has benefited 200 people in one year.
Twelve months on from the launch of County Hall’s Young Adults project, which helps 16 to 25-year-olds, council chiefs say it has been a success. Under the scheme young people get extra help in leaving children’s care and preparing for adulthood, which includes job interview assistance and work experience.
A housing officer also helps them find options for places to live, and advice on who to share properties with.
Councillor Sheila Blagg, county council cabinet member for adult social care, said: “When young people move from accessing children’s social care to needing adult services, this can be a difficult time for them and their families or carers.
“That is why we set up a dedicated team to manage this transition and I am delighted with the successes we have achieved.”
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