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 […]

Kickstart your career with our virtual careers event – sign up now!

Do you want to help kickstart your career and hear personal experiences from apprentices working in digital, design and more this National Care Leavers’ Week? We’re hosting a virtual careers event online with global tech and consultancy firm Accenture, powered by Kidovation, where you can listen in and ask questions from current apprentices and their […]

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 […]

GIVEAWAY! Win a back to school kit including goodies from Madlug and Breethe

It’s that time of the year again! We’ve got two back to school bundles to give away to care-experienced young people which include IMO goodies, a backpack from Madlug, and an annual subscription to meditation app Breethe. To enter, hop on over to our Instagram, make sure you’re following us, and comment under this post […]

The IMO Podcast, series 2 episode 3: Max and Brandon’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 […]

The IMO Podcast, series 2 episode 2: Charlotte’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 […]

The IMO Podcast: nominated for Best New Podcast at the 2020 British Podcast Awards!

The IMO Podcast has been nominated for Best New Podcast in the British Podcast Awards. In this blog we take a look at why we started the podcast, how we went about making it, and highlight some of the guests we’ve spoken to. IMO (which stands for ‘in my opinion’) offers a space for care […]

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