A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality

Sophia Alexandra Hall, 18 November 2021 “People who spent their childhoods in the UK’s care system are twice as likely to die prematurely, according to a report. Care leavers can often experience discrimination from both the state and from other people. They may face stigma or structural barriers that can have a long-term impact onContinue reading “A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality”

Surviving and thriving as a care leaver

In conversation with Kim Emenike BY NIKKI ADEBIYI, FOUNDER @BOUNCE BLACK, 25 October 2021 Read the interview with care leaver Kim at… @BOUNCE BLACK source: https://bounceblack.org/2021/10/25/care-leaver-kim-emenike-interview/ Read more about Kim’s journey in and beyond care in her interview with the BBC here. Support resources for care leavers: BECOME: The charity for children and young peopleContinue reading “Surviving and thriving as a care leaver”

The Woman Fighting for Care Leavers’ Right to Housing

by Emily Goddard, November 2021 If you’ve been raised in the care system, it can be almost impossible to find a guarantor for a rental property. Mary-anne Hodd is changing that. There is a solution to the problems care leavers face when trying to move into independent rented accommodation, Hodd says. The idea came toContinue reading “The Woman Fighting for Care Leavers’ Right to Housing”

from independence to interdependence

“The leaving care process is awkward to write about; it’s difficult to talk about a young person leaving care, when some young people reflect that we don’t leave care, care leaves us. It’s difficult to write about moving into independence as this insinuates a reliance on self-sufficiency, on facing and going at the world alone.Continue reading “from independence to interdependence”

The Care Experienced ‘diaspora’

Jul 27, 2021 | Sean #CEP “A diaspora is a scattered population whose origin lies in a separate geographic locale. Typically characterised by the Jewish experience or those of Scots/Irish, African or Romany heritage. That is, large scale populations that have emigrated or dispersed and have most often become forever separated from their roots. IContinue reading “The Care Experienced ‘diaspora’”

Is it time for all policy to consider the needs of care leavers?

Posted on July 20, 2021 by Christine Garrington Every policy should take into account the needs of care-leavers, participants at the launch of a major new research report on outcomes from a childhood in care were told. The Nuffield Foundation funded study, which pushes forward the boundaries of knowledge by looking at what happens inContinue reading “Is it time for all policy to consider the needs of care leavers?”

“Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?”

A Literature Review: Child Care in Practice: Vol 24, No 1, Published online: 16 Aug 2016, Lara Ferguson “Children’s Services in this review is taken to mean all agencies involved in the provision of services to children and young people in and leaving care. Although outcomes for children in care have improved in recent years,Continue reading ““Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?””

The importance of home

Celeste Berteau, Evidence and Influencing Co-ordinator, Life Changes Trust, September 2020. What does it mean for a house to be a ‘home’? Is it curling up in your favourite chair at the end of a long day? Sharing a laugh with friends and family? Perhaps it is that feeling you get cooking your favourite meal.Continue reading “The importance of home”

The House Project – Care Leavers Owning Their Futures

The House Project takes a ground-breaking approach to enabling young people leaving care to achieve successful independence. We want them to own their own futures. Each House Project is a small, local business, co-constructed with young people themselves to maximise their ownership. The young people, with adult support, learn to project manage the refurbishment ofContinue reading “The House Project – Care Leavers Owning Their Futures”