As a young person, you may want to manage your own affairs and the money you've been given for your care so you can be more independent.
local offer logo To takeover decisions your parents or carer would usually make, you need to be over compulsory school age, which is at the end of the school year that you become 16.

Your right to make decisions could be affected by your mental capacity - for example, how well you would be able to manage your own money and budget.

Different types of budgets

How to manage your budget

You can ask your support work or, if you are still in full time education, your teacher to teach you how to manage a budget

Visit the websites below for help on how to manage your: