We have a lot of experience of working with young people who are in care or who have left care (we use the term “care experience”). We believe that the voices and lived experience of the young people we work with should shape our support. We have very strong links with local businesses and are able to use these to support young people, especially when it comes to developing “employability skills”.
We offer young people with care experience the opportunity to:
- Participate in groups that offer support, opportunities to make new friends, learn new skills and have fun.
- Access practical support to complete forms, apply for housing or make decisions about other important aspects of your life.
- Gain work experience through work placements with a wide variety of businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire. We also offer work tours and support with job applications, CV’s and interview skills.
- Get your voice heard and share your issues and concerns with those who make decisions so they are better able to understand and support you.
Please find the referral form below for the Flying Fish project:
To find out more, contact Charlie or Steph in our Children and Young People team.