Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on Sunday.

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Social services Getting ready to leave care

If you are a young person leaving care you may want some help moving to living independently and making your own decisions about how you want to live.

We have a responsibility to help you up to the age of 21, or 24 – if we are supporting you in education or training, or if you are disabled.

When you reach 15 ¾ your social worker will work with you to create what we call a ‘pathway plan’. This is a plan of how everyone will work with you towards you becoming fully independent.

When you reach 16 you'll also get a ‘personal advisor’. Their job is to make sure you get the things you need to enter the next stage of your life.

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