Day: 1 November 2019

Protecting care-experienced people from discrimination

To close care leavers’ week, we make our boldest call to action: to make care experience the 10th protected characteristic. This is on the basis of the stigma, direct and in-direct discrimination that too many of the care-experienced people we work with face. This is particularly prevalent in the areas of education and employment. In …

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Secure housing is the basis to progress in life

We couldn’t do our Care Leavers’ Week blog series without addressing the issue of housing. According to the charity Centrepoint, 14 per cent of care leavers have experienced rough sleeping and over a quarter have sofa surfed. Even amongst those who are not homeless, accommodation is often inadequate, with figures suggesting that nearly a fifth …

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