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Leaving Care

Whether it's paying rent, council tax, gas or electricity, what are the financial challenges facing teenagers as they leave local authority care to start life as an adult?

More than 11,000 young people aged 16-18 left local authority care last year. Many feel completely unprepared for the financial decisions they will have to make when they start living independently. What help is available to them and how much financial education are they given to help them navigate the complex world of rent, food bills, benefits and savings? Join Adam Shaw and a panel of guests. Email moneybox@bbc.co.uk or call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday 6 March. Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply..

Guests:
Leah Edwards, Head of services for care leavers and children in care, Wigan Council
Sam Royston, The Children's Society
Joe Shaw, young care leaver of the year 2018

Presenter: Adam Shaw
Producer: Sally Abrahams

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