Planting the seed: going to university as a care leaver

When I went in to care, I was attending a grammar school sixth form that was obsessed with Oxbridge. If you didn’t go to Oxbridge then you were to attend a Redbrick university at the least.  Nobody seemed to have dealt with a student being taken into care before. Teachers would stop me in the […]

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 […]

Get a paid internship in the Civil Service

Do you want to work and gain experience supporting a government department near to where you live? The 2019 Civil Service Care Leaver Internship scheme is now accepting applications, and provide paid internships at two levels; Administrative Officer (typical salary £17,400 per annum); you will be working in a supporting administrative role with no line […]

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