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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

We continue to be here to support care leavers and there will always be someone you can contact to offer advice, help and support on 03000 262 271. 

Learning to drive for care leavers

Learning to drive is a great way of becoming independent. We can give you support to help you do this including money towards your driving lessons and tests.

Through the Drive Project you can get up to £500 towards your driving lessons, theory and practical tests.

It's limited to 15 people per year, but if it's full you can be added to the waiting list.

CBT motorcycle training is also included in the scheme.

Do I qualify?

To access the project, you must be 17 to 21 years old (or 25 if you are still in full-time education) and it must be part of your pathway plan.

Find out more

Find out more about  Icon for pdf The Drive Project (PDF, 434.2kb) .


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Young People's Service
03000 262 289
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