Support post 21
At 21 your PA will have a conversation with you about what support you would like to receive post 21.
If you would like support post 21, you will update your pathway plan with your PA. The plan will outline your needs and what support you will continue to get.
However, if you decide you feel ready to move on, you can be stepped down. This means you will have a ‘you call us’. We would no longer be actively working with you, but we will send you occasional reminders to let you know that we are still there to support you if you need us, and to provide you will our contact details.
If you do decide that you need some support, please contact us and our door will be open to you until you are 25 years old.
To contact us, you can call the duty worker on the team that used to support you. Please tell the duty worker that you are an over 21 year old care experienced young person, and that you would like some support. The duty worker will then put you in touch with the relevant person.
Duty numbers for teams in each double district are:
Stafford and South Staffordshire: 01785 276800
Burton and Tamworth: 01827 78255
Lichfield and Cannock: 01543 510100
Newcastle and Moorlands: 01538 483129
Or, you can email the Care Leavers Offer team to ask for support: email@example.com
Where possible, you will keep the same PA. The support you get from your PA will depend on what you want and what your circumstances are. They will talk to you about what support you need and record this information in your pathway plan.