Conversations with care leavers: gaining independence after care

Fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright chats with her former foster sister Chelsea about gaining independence as a care leaver. Chelsea lived with Lydia and her family until she was nine. After leaving Lydia’s home she stayed with several different family members, before moving into a hostel when she turned 16. This is […]

‘Write Speak Share’ writing competition winners announced

The results are in! The winning entry of the first IMO ‘Write Speak Share’ competition has been chosen by our guest judge Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, and we are thrilled to be able to share it with you. We launched this competition in March 2019 as a way to further share and […]

Conversations with care leavers featuring Debbie Douglas: Fostering through the years

Fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright chats with her mum Debbie Douglas, who has been a foster carer for two decades and fostered over 200 children. Debbie reflects on her fostering journey and the relationships she’s built with her foster children, highlighting the importance and benefits of staying in touch with your foster […]

Quick and delicious budget recipes: Carrot, cumin and kidney bean burgers

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Eat well for less with our regular series of quick, delicious and wallet-friendly recipes by campaigner, columnist and award-winning food writer Jack Monroe. This burger is where the media storm began, and dubbed ‘the 9p burger’ because of the low cost of the ingredients used to make it, it’s one of my most popular recipes. […]

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