We can help you access health services like doctors, dentists and opticians. We can also advise you about accessing support around emotional health, relationships, sexual education and screening and drug misuse service.
Up until your 18th birthday, you can have LAC health assessments with a LAC nurse who will come and see you at home and give you a health check up. These are due every year as you get older you will be asked if you want these check up’s to continue. Your health is important and you should think carefully before deciding to stop seeing your LAC nurse.
Some young people may need or want extra emotional support or therapy. We will support you to access CAMHS (Child and adolescent mental health services) or through other community based organisations if you are over 18.
Some young people would prefer not to have support from CAMHS or would benefit in other ways from meeting the mental health practitioner who works in the through care team too. He works with care leavers and it may be that this support is more appropriate for you.
When you turn 18, you normally have to pay for health costs (dentist check ups, health prescriptions). If you are on a low income you can apply for financial support from the government NHS low income scheme