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”

The Supported Living Property Podcast

Lisa Brown discusses all things relating to Supported Living Property Investing. Visit website Available episodes: 3 days ago Chris Wild – The Care Review and property for young people In this episode Chris Wild talks about children’s care system and his concerns for the currently unregulated support provision for young people in care who areContinue reading “The Supported Living Property Podcast”

Children in Care – a personal reflection

By Ed Nixon – The Therapeutic Care Journal, April 2018 A spiral of inter-generational failed attachments I am not a therapist and have no expertise in that field but I do know, as a social worker and former manager of fostering and residential services that simply caring for children without a therapeutic base is bothContinue reading “Children in Care – a personal reflection”

51 Moves by Ben Ashcroft

@AshcroftBen #careexperiencedstories Buy a copy of 51 moves here It is shocking that although just one per cent of children are taken into care by local authori­ties, almost 30 per cent of prisoners have been in care. Ben Ashcroft’s heart-rending account of abandonment, loneliness and rejection begins at age nine and ends with him turningContinue reading “51 Moves by Ben Ashcroft”

Children’s care homes are seen as a last resort, but they can be a safe haven

With adequate funding, these homes can provide intensive support for the 62% of residents with significant mental health conditions  Child line: the trend towards fostering children has thrown the role of children’s homes into the spotlight Photograph: Brand New Images/Getty Images The care system for children in England, including residential care, has undergone a significantContinue reading “Children’s care homes are seen as a last resort, but they can be a safe haven”