Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
Leo and Shelby, two Janners who grew up in care, did a fantastic job speaking to BBC Radio Devon today about our rent guarantor campaign.
In many cases, care leavers don’t have a rent guarantor and they struggle to access private rented accommodation because landlords are unwilling to accommodate them.
I recently asked the Work and Pensions Secretary to meet me and Barnardo’s to discuss the possibility of introducing a pilot rent deposit scheme to help give care leavers the best possible change of finding somewhere to call home.
He said yes – so watch this space!
You can find out more about my care leavers’ rent guarantor campaign here: https://www.lukepollard.org/news/2022/10/31/lukes-campaign-for-care-leaver-deposit-scheme-takes-step-forward/