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National Care Leavers Week at Leicestershire Cares

27 Oct 2020

All this week Leicestershire Cares are celebrating the amazing care experienced young people we work alongside throughout Care Leavers Week 26-30 October

Monday 26 October

Leicestershire Cares will publish our new report into the attitudes to care leavers in the workplace.

Find out more here

Tuesday 27 October

10.15am: BBC Radio Leicester will be interviewing our care experienced young person Casey about National Care Leavers Week 2020

1.00pm-4.00pm Kayaking: Leicestershire Cares will be taking 10 care experienced young people kayaking at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

Wednesday 28 October

1.00-2.00pm How can we #BuildBackBetter for care leavers webinar

In the second webinar of our BBB Youth Welfare series, we will be discussing the issues with the current care system and how we can #BuildBackBetter for care leavers. Taking place in National Care Leavers Week 2020, this is a timely opportunity for stakeholders to consider how some of our most vulnerable young people can be supported to achieve their potential.

Led by Charlotte Robey-Turner, Head of Children and Young People at Leicestershire Cares, we will be joined by Councillor Sarah Russell, Deputy Mayor for Social Care and Anti-Poverty at Leicester City Council, and Emily Quinton, Senior Manager - European Events and Communications at Thermo Fisher Scientific, to discuss how local government, business, and the community can work together to improve outcomes for care leavers. A care experienced young person will also be sharing their experiences of and views on the care system and how it could be improved.

Register for the webinar here.

Thursday 29 October

4.00-5.30pm: Celebration event featuring Smash Life and the Taking Hold of Our Heritage Showcase

Join our live online event with Smash Life, talking about their experiences of the care system and how they beat the odds to become inspirational mentors for care experienced young people.

Followed by a showcase of care experienced young people telling the stories they want heard about their time in care in Leicestershire Cares Taking Hold of Our Heritage showcase.

Care experienced young people will receive a goodie bag for joining the event.

Sign up for the event here

For more details contact Sonal and Jacob at Leicestershire Cares

Sonal: | 07894 682 868

Jacob: | 07738 403 732

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.