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Benefits and discounts

Our local offer for 2023 includes:

  • allocation of a personal advisor (PA) when you are 16 years of age
  • Council Tax exemption until age 25
  • Setting Up Home Allowance of £3000 (from 1 April 2023)
  • first TV license
  • Winter Fuel Allowance
  • employment, education and training (EET) incentives
  • opportunities for traineeships and apprenticeships within Gateshead Council
  • higher education financial support (up to £6000 per academic year)
  • contact with a care leaver ambassador
  • birthday allowance
  • Christmas or festival allowance
  • leisure card - free access to Gateshead Council leisure centres until age 25
  • free travel pass for Tyne and Wear
  • partnership with Sky to offer events (and connectivity bundles to those who meet the criteria)

Speak to your PA to find out how you can access these benefits. 

We review and update our local offer for care leavers every January.

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