For young people who are leaving care

Giving young people who are leaving care the support they need to build independent lives.

Some young people who have left care still need support. Next Step After Care is for young people aged 15 to 21 who have been in foster care or out-of-home care and who need quick access to practical advice and support with things like:

  • managing money and entitlements
  • housing and accommodation
  • training, jobs and preparing a resume
  • keeping safe, strong and healthy
  • relationships, including friends and family
  • legal advice

Leaving Care Program Approach

LWB recognises the importance of successful transition to adulthood, and how difficult this step is for many young people leaving out-of-home care. This paper expresses our commitment and approach to this important area of work – ensuring young adults are supported by LWB and other community services to successfully transition from care, in the pursuit of happy and rewarding lives.

Next Step After Care services is delivered in partnership with CREATE Foundation, Uniting Care Community, YETI, South Burnett CTC and Integrated Family Youth Services, with funding from the Queensland Government.