Leicestershire Cares’ latest care experienced podcast, Fostering a New Approach, explores the struggles around housing and accommodation for care experienced young people and single mothers estranged from their families.
This week Casey and Diana interview Tanisa, a young single mother who accesses Leicestershires Cares’ Making Moves project, about her story of living in a Mother and Baby unit and now in council accommodation.
Main talking points:
- The relationships built between young mothers in a Baby and Mother unit.
- Lack of support from the state and the need for charities to support with food, mental wellbeing and isolation.
- Lockdown rules in a hostel and how they make life harder for mothers and babies
- The feelings of freedom when you walk into your new home.
- The bare-bones of council accommodation. No carpet, no curtains, no white goods.
- Setting up your own business as a young mother.
Tanisa’s new business
Mama Zuri Candles https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MamaZuriCandles
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Fostering A New Approach Episode 1: Care leavers in lockdown