The different members of staff we spoke to, were all passionate about Everards values. Keeping it local, family run, investing in their staff and local community. It made me think about the type of company I’d like to work for, and it would be one where the staff believe in the work they are doing and are passionate about it.Care Experienced Young Person - World of Work Tour
As the season’s colours changed to oranges, reds and golds, our Leaving Care work continued to support care experienced young people to find their voice, find stability, discover self-respect and feed into the government’s commitment to review the children’s social care system to make sure children and young people get the support they need.
We celebrated our amazing care experienced young people during National Care Leavers Week, and featured on ITV, we expressed ourselves through graffiti, presented our ideas of how to connect businesses with care experienced young people at the Culture Cares Conference, and launched our new Promise to Care Toolkit.
We also carried on supporting care experienced young people to deal with isolation by building peer to peer support, helped them look for work, training and education and supported them to have their voices heard about the issues affecting them.
Catch up with our Autumn work
The toolkit is coproduced with care experienced young people, and is targeted at businesses, local authorities and support organisations, to give an insight into the issues facing care experienced young people looking for work. It gives ideas on how to care experienced young people before and during the recruitment process, and when they are in employment.
Through our engagement with the Review and our work with care experienced young people, we have developed five specific asks that we have submitted to the reviews’ Call for Ideas.
Care experienced young people create a graffiti mural to express themselves with a powerful message. The project supported by Pedestrian and ENGIE
Leicestershire Cares presents our work of linking businesses with care experienced young people at the Culture Cares Conference 2021
During National Care Leavers Week 2021, ITV Central visited Leicestershire Cares to speak to our care experienced young people.
Leicestershire Cares celebrated our amazing care experienced young people during National Care Leavers Week 2021 by looking back at 3 years of work funded by Esmee Fairbairn Leaving Care Funding Stream
Over the next few months we will be working on:
- Expanding out Leaving Care Team by recruiting our Powering Up Project Manger.
- Offering work experience and volunteering opportunities to support our work at Leicestershire Cares for our care experienced young people
- Launching a new 12 Week Creative Arts project with Pedestrian
- Running workshops on Drug awareness.
- Designing Frameworks to evaluate our work
Our work with care experienced young people
- Find out about the work we do with care experienced young people: mental wellbeing, employment and training, campaigning for Care Leavers rights, building social connection.
- Promise to Care Toolkit
- Sign our Promise to Care
- Hear the voices of care experienced young people in our Podcasts
- Taking Hold of Our Heritage project. Get a digital download of the book
- Become a mentor to a care experienced young person
For more information about our work with care experienced young people, please contact Jacob Brown: email@example.com