Leicestershire Cares has been working with care experienced young person Casey for the last year, supporting her to share her views on the care system and to speak out about the issues affecting care experienced young people.
During National Care Leavers Week 2020, Casey was interviewed by Rupal Rajani on the Mid Moring show on BBC Radio Leicester.
Casey spoke about the struggles of leaving care and the reduced support that happens at 18. She also spoke about how, with the support of Leicestershire Cares, has got her life back on track and is finding stability. Casey also highlighted that more publicity is needed for the small charities that exist to support care leavers.
You can hear Casey’s interview here:
Mid-morning on BBC Radio Leicester With Rupal Rajani (27/10/2020)
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.
- Care Leavers in the workplace report
- Sign our Promise to Care
- Hear the voices of care experienced young people in our Podcasts
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