Support for care leavers - IOW

Food and fuel vouchers to support for 16 to 18 year olds leaving care

Food vouchers to support for 16 to 18 year olds leaving care

Care leavers attending college will receive free food vouchers.

Young people who have left care and are not attending college will be provided with a £50 food voucher in January 2022. This voucher can be used in most supermarkets, but must be spent before 31 March 2022. It is not be valid after that date.

What is on offer

Vouchers for food.

Who is eligible

Care leavers attending college will receive food holiday meal vouchers.

Care leavers not attending college or HTP setting will receive one £50 food voucher.

Distribution of vouchers

Care leavers attending IOW College or HTP setting.

For care leavers not in college, vouchers will be issued in January 2022 through the Care Leavers Teams.

Support and advice

  • IOW College or HTP settings for those in attendance
  • Care Leaving Team for those not attending education provision

Other possible areas of support

Help with utility bills - gas, electricity, water

Contact us

For more information email: connect4communities@iow.gov.uk