Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. Read how one young person copes with their anxiety.



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Back to Education

The back to education allowance is an education scheme for people in receipt of certain social welfare payments who wish to pursue a full-time second level or third level course of education.

Back to education allowance

Child Benefit

Child Benefit (previously known as Children’s Allowance) is payable to the parents or guardians of children under 16 years of age, or under 18 years of age if the child is in full-time education, FÁS Youthreach training or has a disability.

Child Benefit

Coming out

🌈 Coming out as LGBTI+ or transitioning can be challenging. Coming out as LGBTI+ or transitioning as a young person in care can add extra layers to this challenge.

Check out our LGBTQI+ Resources which were developed by our LGBTI+ Youth Advisory Committee for children and young people in care and the professionals who work with them. 

Get your CV in order!

Some great advice on making a CV.

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Jobseekers Allowance

If you are unemployed, you may be paid either Jobseeker’s Allowance (JA) or Jobseeker’s Benefit (JB). Both payments are paid by the Department of Social Protection (DSP).

More details here 

Medical Cards

These allow people to access Family Doctor or GP services, community health services, dental services, prescription medicine costs, hospital care and a range of other benefits free of charge.

Medical Cards

Rent Allowance

Rent Supplement is paid to people living in private rented accommodation who cannot afford the cost of their accommodation from their own resources.

Rent Allowance

Student Grant

The main financial support available for eligible students attending full-time further and higher education courses is the student grant, which may include a maintenance grant and/or a fee grant, depending on eligibility – Student Grant Scheme

Tusla and DCEDIY to provide a Bursary Scheme to young adults who have had a care experience of at least 6 months who are aged between 18 and 30 years old.  The funding is intended to support and assist them to achieve their full potential in education or training – Education and Training Bursary Scheme for Care Experienced Young People

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