leaving care

I’ve transformed my life through a job that I love

A year ago, I could not have imagined I’d be in a well-paid full-time job that I really enjoy. Back then it felt like I had no control over my life because I missed out on my education. I’m a Londoner, but for two years I ended up as a total stranger in Manchester at a school for people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The teachers thought I should be doing GCSEs but the school didn’t have anything on offer.

Accessing mental health services shouldn’t be a luxury

In National Care Leavers’ Week, we want to shed light onto specific issues which disproportionately affect care-experienced people; from the unnecessary criminalisation of looked-after children, to youth mental health, to stigma and discrimination, housing, and to a general lack of training and support for people working in the sector. We passionately believe that children and …

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International Women’s Day – #PressforProgress

Today is International Women’s Day, a day on which we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the globe. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress, a powerful call-to-action to unify friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. For us, #PressforProgress means providing the best possible support to enable …

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