Leaving Care

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If you are you about to leave or recently left care of a local authority and have not secured accommodation, you can contact us for advice and housing options.

The leaving care team have a legal duty to help you prepare for independent living, their contact details are

Staffordshire Looked after Children Services Team
The Civic Offices
Merrial Street
Newcastle under Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 2AG

Phone: 01782 296290

E-mail: leaving.care@staffordshire.gov.uk

Emergency duty number: 01785 354030

www.staffordshire.gov.uk/health/childrenandfamilycare/leavingcare/home.aspx

If you wish to apply for accommodation on the Newcastle under Lyme area, you will need to register on Homes Direct.

The Housing Associations we work with do not accept customers for a property until you reach 18.

For information on how the council can offer advice, you can visit the Shelter website

https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/housing_for_young_people/help_and_housing_for_care_leavers

Useful contacts

Anew
Accommodation and support providers for care leavers in Stoke, Staffordshire & Cheshire

Tel: 01782 720094

E-mail: stoke@anewyps.co.uk

Website: www.anewyps.co.uk