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 the second video in our new series of honest conversations between fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright and some of her former foster sisters and brothers. Together they discuss topics including leaving care, living independently, reconnecting with family members, starting a career and homelessness. We’ll be sharing their conversations over the coming weeks and months, so check back soon for the next video and join us as we continue their conversations on Twitter and Instagram.