The Pathway Team will encourage you to stay in care until you are 18. Many young people still live at home with their families at this age. Your social worker , pathway worker and the pathway accommodation officer will help you to plan for future accommodation.
Check out your options with your pathway worker. It is important you have the information you need to make choices about your future accommodation.
Prepare for your future, use the opportunity in your placement or staying put arrangement to develop your independence skills.
It’s a scary time; use the support available from the Pathway team; they know tons about housing stuff and they are really helpful.
Make sure you know how much your rent is and how it is paid. It will be your responsibility whether you are working or in receipt of benefits, it’s really important.
Keep to your tenancy agreement. Your first year is an introductory one so remember “you are responsible for your self and the behaviour of your visitors”
“It’s your place, be proud of it and be a good neighbour”
I Still Matter, York's Care Leavers Forum has created a leaflet to help other care leavers when they're first moving in to their own accommodation. Download a copy here or ask your Pathway Worker for a copy.