everyone in Brixton, Clapham, Stockwell, Vauxhall and West Norwood is strongly encouraged to take a PCR test, due to a rise in cases of the Delta variant. Go to a local testing site to get tested or take tests home.
Vaccination and weekly rapid testing are still key. People 18+ can book their jab, 40+ can use walk-in clinics. Free rapid LFD tests are available all over Lambeth.
Most of us look forward to having more independence and eventually moving on to our own accommodation. But it can also be a hard time for young people, so it’s important to be well prepared for such a move.
Your social worker or personal advisor are available to discuss the best housing options for you. They can also help you to access courses to build skills and confidence in living independently.
If you decide on getting your own place, your personal advisor can help you to:
- apply for priority status housing in Lambeth - get a bidding number and bid for a property. You must be a former relevant care leaver, aged 18-21, and have British citizenship or 'leave to remain' status.
- get help with paying your Council Tax - until you are 25 years old.
- access the setting up home allowance - where you can get up to £2200 from the council to help you buy essential things when moving into your own home.
Learn about the different types of accommodation available to you and how to apply for them.
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