Care Leaver Support

The Department for Education announced in October 2019 that £19 million will be spent to provide better healthcare, housing and education opportunities for care leavers.

Support includes:

  • £10 million towards the 'Staying Put' scheme, designed to create longer term stability for care leavers
  • £6 million towards support for young people who leave care to live independently
  • £3 million to improve education opportunities for care leavers
  • 1,000 internships for care leavers, including within the Civil Service and other public bodies. 

The deadline for internship applications is Monday 5th October 2020.

For further information about the programme, visit UK Government website,

Watch care leaver Vicky Nero talk about an internship with presenter Pandora Christie via