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Pathway Planning

If you are an Eligible, Relevant or Former Relevant Care Leaver, your personal Advisers will talk to you about what support you need and record this information in your Pathway Plan. Your Pathway Plan is all about the steps you need to take to help…

Council Tax

As a young person who is supported by the Leaving and After Care Team, you do not need to pay Council Tax until you reach the age of 25 or are earning over £50000 when you move into your own home.

Types of Accommodation

Staying Put With your foster carer if you have been living in foster care and this is what both you and your foster carer wants. You are able to remain living with your foster carer until you reach the age of 21. The Staying Put…

Support for Care Leavers with a Council Tenancy

Your Personal Advisor will support you to ensure your tenancy is set up properly. This will include helping you to register with utility companies for electricity, gas and water so that you can pay your bills, ensuring housing benefit is in place (if you are…

Access to Records

You have a right to see the information we keep about you, this includes the files and records written whilst you are or were in care. If the Leaving and After Care Team are still supporting you, you will need to speak with your Social…

Mind of My Own

Mind of My Own is a quick and easy to use app or website that lets you share how you feel about your life, your workers, your meetings and the support you get. It is a great way to make sure your views go straight…

Personal Budgets - Frequently Asked Questions

Bedford Borough Council Frequently Asked Questions Personal Budgets   The Children & Families Act 2014, and the SEND Code of Practice 2015, aims to support children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities, and their families more to have greater choice, flexibility, and control over…

The Children in Care Council

CiCC is a group of children and young people who are in care or who have left care and aims to help you have your say about the issues that are important to you. The CiCC meet every month, with support from the Engagement and…