South Norfolk Council and Broadland District Council are committed to supporting care leavers transition into independence. As part of its commitment to the Covenant, the Councils will:
- Raise awareness of the Covenant through our website and social media;
- Exempt all eligible care leavers (up to age 25) from Council Tax up and be given a local connection on our Housing Register (Priority Band 2).
- Exempt all eligible care leavers (up to age 25) from the shared accommodation of Housing Benefit/Universal Credit.
- Supported Pathways into Employment.
- The council will guarantee interviews for any eligible care leaver who meets role criteria, and offer a flexible approach to working, including start and finish times, and time to attend appointments.
- Additionally, all care leavers will have phased hours working approach on starting, with option for up to one month to be worked on a phased start at reduced hours (employee still paid at full rate for contracted hours).
- A supported Induction designed to meet needs of care leavers. We have a Care Leaver Champion based in HR.
- Access to our Help Hub and Employee Wellbeing Resource Centre including Mental Health support.G
- Future Paths Internships and Apprenticeship opportunities.
Full range of benefits available to all staff.
Details at https://www.southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk/WhyWorkForUs. Care Leavers living in South Norfolk can apply for a Leisure Passport to use our Leisure centres at a reduced price.