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FAQs

What is a Care Leavers Health Summary and how do you get one?

A Care leavers health summary is a summary of your health that includes physical, emotional health history and immunisations you have had since you were a child. It will be given to you at age 17 after your last health assessment by your social worker.

Where else can I go for advice or help about college or work?

We have a specialist employment and education adviser Southwark Works who takes over from the virtual school at 18. Their job is to work with you to help you find the training, job and education that his right for you.

Southwark Works provide personal, confidential, one-to-one support. For more information, contact Matthew Izekor (Specialist Employment Advisor) on 020 7525 0652 or call

Telephone: 020 7740 8200 / 0800 052 0540

Email: info@southwarkworks.org.uk

I have a job interview coming up can you help me with new clothes?

When you start a job, we want to help! We can provide you with job-related expenses such as clothing for work and interviews, help with travel expenses until you are on your feet and money for lunches or other food until you are paid. We will agree this as part of your pathway plan.

I’ve just started an apprenticeship, can I get any financial help?

There is a new bursary of £1,000 payable in instalments to young people entering a full apprenticeship. This is paid by the training provider or employer and is claimed from the DfEE.

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