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 […]

How do you #definecare? A collaborative poem by care experienced people

We invited care leavers from across the country to come together virtually during the lockdown to create a collaborative poem about how they define care. Here is the result. #definecare Foster care is nothing like Tracey Beaker Social workers changing all the time Having to tell my story again and again Authors of no authority, […]

Changing the way foster carers are recruited

Becoming a foster carer is a life-changing decision and I don’t believe that recruiting foster carers by telling them they could earn up to £500 per week in allowances is the answer. In fact, this is a subliminal message letting prospective carers know that they could make some extra easy cash by simply giving up […]

Finding my voice and owning my reality

Some may argue that my greatest achievements include graduating from university, or even getting to university in the first place. Additionally, suggestions include getting my first flat or my job or my constant mental health battles. Professionals in the looked after system may try and convince you that my greatest achievement is being a positive […]

The IMO Podcast, series 1 episode 5: Steven’s story

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers, shining a light on their experiences. 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 chance to tell their stories, and […]

The IMO Podcast, series 1 episode 4: Rihanna’s story

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers, shining a light on their experiences. 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 chance to tell their stories, and […]

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