London Borough of Lewisham: Care leavers receive allowance via prepaid card

Resource published June 1, 2014

Care leavers receive allowance via prepaid cards

The London Borough of Lewisham is an inner-city district serving over 248,000 people.

When young people who have been placed in the Borough’s care leave it at the age of 18, they receive a weekly allowance to help them continue in education or seek employment.

Previously, recipients had to visit the borough council offices on a weekly basis to collect their allowance in cash. This created potential risks of theft or loss for both council staff and recipients, while also requiring a complex cash management process.

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