Behind the glittering bows: creating new traditions at Christmas

As a child I remember the countdown to Christmas beginning in school, and everyone getting excited for the holidays, whilst I just felt pure dread.  I hated Christmas as it was the time that I had to spend with my family whether I liked it or not. Usually I would spend all of the time […]

Bonus IMO podcast episode: we’ve won GOLD at the European Lovie Awards!

Today we’re bringing you a mini episode of the IMO podcast because we are celebrating – we’ve won GOLD at the European Lovie Awards for best interview/talk show podcast.   The Lovie Awards honour the best and brightest of the European internet, and we are thrilled to win this award.   We couldn’t let this […]

The IMO podcast, series 2 episode 4: Zara’s story

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers that gives a voice to the diverse experiences that make up the care population. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get […]

Career experienced people: meet Meera, a care-experienced Associate Director at the NHS

  We’ve created #CEP, a monthly spotlight on care experienced people and their careers. Throughout the coming months we’ll be platforming people with care experience and the brilliant careers they’ve created for themselves, and sharing their career advice to inspire the next generation of care leavers. First up, meet Meera, a care-experienced Associate Director at […]

What I wish I’d known before becoming a care-experienced social worker

This blog was written by Steven, a care-experienced social worker and IMO contributor. For more insights into social work and the care system, follow Steven on Twitter. I’ve been involved with social workers since the day I was born. I first started to think about pursuing a career in social work whilst studying my undergraduate […]

Making the jump from care to college

Blogger, YouTuber and care leaver Jojo shares his experience of getting the keys to his own place and living independently at 16. In this video, he shares his top tips for moving out and attending college, including how to combat loneliness, where to access support, and how to plan ahead for your dream job. Follow […]

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