The launch of Coram Voice report on youth homelessness

Corman Voice are very pleased to have launched their report ‘The Door is Closed’ on youth homelessness.   The report details the experiences of children who were homeless and approached their local authority’s Children’s Services but were turned away with little, or no support...

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Traineeship Eligibility for 19-24yrs olds is changing.

The eligibility for traineeships is changing and from 1 January 2015 to allow 19 to 24 year olds with a full level 2 to be able to access traineeships.  Previously those aged 16 to 18 and qualified to a full level 2 were able to participate in traineeships, whereas 19 to 24 year olds with a full level 2 were not...

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Catch22 Social Action Project launches a care leavers clothing bank in Walsall

Young people who have experience of been in care in Walsall will be offered free clothes for interviews through the new clothes bank initiative set up by care leavers in Walsall.   This social action project with support from other services aims to prepare care leavers in Walsall for employment...

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Speak out survey for care leavers – can you encourage young people to respond?

An organisation called Social Finance are doing a piece of work on care leavers looking at solutions to the barriers that can be encountered.   The Speak Out! Survey will use the voices of care leavers to make the experience of leaving care better for future young people...

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National Care Leavers Week and Catch22 NCAS update

Catch22 NCAS was actively involved in numerous events and activities at this years National Care Leavers week (NCLW). A highlight for the young people working on the Catch22 FromCare2Work programme was the opportunity they had to share their views on issues care leavers face to the Minister for Children and Families Edward Timpson MP...

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Care Leaver Strategy Update - what's been achieved?

The Care Leaver Strategy, launched a year ago, set out the actions that government departments would take in order to improve the support care leavers receive during their transition to adulthood and independence...

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