- 5 months, full time Mon-Fri 10-6pm, to start November 2018
- Paid at London Living Wage (£10.20 per hour)
- Strong potential for this to turn into a permanent role for the right person
“If you have never been through the care system, and survived, you will never understand what it is like. In our first meeting with Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for Children and Families, we invited him into our lives, to listen, to learn and hear about our individual and collective experiences of care.”
I really wanted to write something because I haven’t written in a while and well…I was looking over the events for this month…but there are no events in July. There’s the 4th of July but that’s for America’s Independence from the UK and I didn’t know if that was something that we could talk about. You know…because we’re from the UK and what with Brexit and everything it might be a little too heavy of a topic! Continue reading “Independence, how much is too much?” »
After returning from a trip to Scotland last month the Drive Forward Policy Forum was left with an even stronger conviction that the UK’s care system is broken. Hosted by the pioneering care leavers’ advocacy organisation Who Cares? Scotland, our Ambassadors listened to the stories of other care experienced people, and in return shared their own. Continue reading “Two Countries, One Broken Care System” »
We’re excited to announce that London’s Saatchi Gallery is hosting THIS IS ME in their Education Gallery between 28 May and 5 June.
Continue reading “THIS IS ME at the Saatchi Gallery!” »
Our partners at the Berkeley Group are part of a powerful business coalition that has just launched a guide aiming to help major employers bring talented, marginalised young people into full-time work. Continue reading “The Employers Guide – talented people at work” »
Under the motto of “Impact through Creativity”, our referral partners challenged traditional thinking and opened themselves up for a more creative approach to better engage with and support care experienced youth. Continue reading “Impact Through Creativity” »
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 young care leavers achieve their career goals. The young women we’ve worked with and are currently working with have shown incredible levels of resilience, motivation and aspiration. They have worked so hard to overcome extreme adversity, prejudice and stigma, and progressed from care into a career. Here are some of their inspiring stories: Continue reading “International Women’s Day – #PressforProgress” »
The Department for Work and Pensions has been focusing on care leavers as part of its See Potential campaign. The campaign encourages employers to recognise the benefits of recruiting people from all kinds of backgrounds. I was in a care home myself and I think care leavers have many valuable life skills to offer. Continue reading “Why employers should See Potential in care leavers” »