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Camden Local Offer for Care Leavers 

Education, Training, and Employment 

Camden will pay for reasonable expenses connected with your education or training such as travel costs, books and equipment but this will be subject to an assessment of your needs.

Support for care leavers with special education needs and disabilities (SEND)

If you are aged 16-25 and have an Education Health and Care Plan, the Special
Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service
(SENDIASS) can provide you with information, advice and support. Your personal
advisor will be able to liaise with an allocated SEND worker to help you access this

Going to university

Your personal advisor will be able to help you with applications for places and to apply for any student loans, grants or bursaries you can access.

You can also get:

  • An annual grant from Camden
  • Help with travel costs (based on an assessment of need)
  • Funding to help with the costs of accommodation during vacations (based on an assessment of need).

Apprenticeships in Camden

Camden has a dedicated Apprenticeship team that works in partnership with local employers to offer young people opportunities to train in a wide variety of industries including IT, business, construction and media. Camden also offers apprenticeship opportunities within the Council. The Apprenticeship team offers advice and training
with essential workplace skills so that young people can ready themselves for employment. Care leavers who choose to start an apprenticeship can now also access additional support from the government, with a £1000 bursary to help the
transition into the workplace.

Additional information at:

Tel: 020 7974 8548/2672/8778

Other support available:

  • Connexions drop-in every Friday at the Crowndale Centre, ( 218 Eversholt Street NW1 1BD) between 10 and 4pm providing advice on education and careers. 
  • City Lit Information Advice and Guidance Service for advice on careers and education including possible financial support.
    Tel: 020 7492 2500
  • National Careers Service Information Advice and Guidance provides information and advice on skills, careers and training and to book appointments with local advisors.Tel: 0800 100 900
  • West Euston One Stop provides one to one guidance and support around employment with free IT facilities and training.
    Tel: 020 7388 6007
  • Drive Forward Foundation offers career advice and support to care leavers to help them achieve their career goals. A staff member will be available at Vadnie Bish House on a weekly basis.
    Tel: 020 7620 3000


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