Wiltshire Council Care Leaver Promise


The benefits system is complex, and we know that not everyone gets all of the support that they are  entitled to. Therefore, experts from within the council have agreed to meet with individual care leavers and PA's  to ensure you get all benefits you can. The service will also include personal budgeting/money management support where appropriate.

Leaving care grant and discretionary payments.  You are entitled to a grant of £2,000 to support you as you leave care. It is important that this money is spent sensibly as it has to last a long time and we encourage you to agree with your PA how it is spent. If it is spent wisely then in some circumstances your PAs Team Manager can authorise additional money where this is needed; we call this a discretionary payment.