Leaving care grant
When you move into your own home you are entitled to a £2000 leaving care grant. This is to help you buy the essentials such as furniture and appliances when you are setting up home.
Your personal advisor will help you to decide what you need and to buy what you need. This budget may not get you everything you need so it is important that you look for items on sale, second-hand and anything that family and friends might have that they don’t need anymore and can give you.
All of this, together with any money you can save yourself, will help stretch your budget further.