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The Local Offer for Care Leavers

Setting up home allowance

When you move into your own tenancy you are entitled to a £2,000 setting up home allowance. You will be supported by your personal advisor to select and purchase items for your home, including white goods and furniture. This budget may not get you everything you need, so it is important that you look for items on sale and begin saving for your home prior to moving. Friends and family may also have items they don’t need anymore, which you can use to stretch your budget further.

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Other places to look for free or low cost furniture an household items

Kingston Community Furniture

Richmond Furniture Scheme

Gumtree

Freecycle