Care Experienced People

Resources

Free Digital Resources

Care leavers can apply for free access to digital devices (laptops/tablets) and 4g routers for anyone without internet access. This service is provided during the UK lockdown and the service is distributed by a local authority, academy trusts and schools.
If you would like support with contacting your local authority you can email the Care Leaver Covenant on help.team@childrenscommissioner.gov.uk (there is also option to find your local authority)

The Children’s Commissioner can also help to ensure you receive the support you are entitled to from your Local Authority so if you have any difficulties in accessing this support please email them or call them on help.team@childrenscommissioner.gov.uk | Tel – 08005280731

mycovenant.org.uk

Job Opportunities

Get the care leaver convent app- check out paid and volunteer job opportunities nationwide, you can filter to your region.

The app is designed to work offline, so once it is installed you don’t need to rely on having WiFi or an internet connection to be able to use it. This also means it won’t be using any of your phone contract data.

Get the app

Coram Writing Competition

Share your experiences during Covid-19. If you are in care or a care leaver between the ages of 4 and 25, submit a poem, story, rap or song lyrics under 500 words about your experience of COVID-19 and you could win some brilliant prizes!

Enter by sending your piece to voices@coramvoice.org.uk please include your name, age and contact information by Friday 3 July 2020.

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Important Contacts & Information

Download this resource that one of our care experienced social therapists has created to help people who have been in the same situation as themselves.

Media

Superkids: Breaking Away from Care

Lemn Sissay meets seven young people who are in the care of their council and sets out to help them express their experiences through words and perform them to a packed theatre of decision-makers.

This is My Life

This coming of age film follows care leavers Arron and Sulaimaan, as they navigate a series of first time, big life moments without the help of a family.

Quick Clips

Check out this playlist of short videos for people in care.

Podcasts

The IMO Podcast – open and honest conversations with care leavers

Lemn Sissay meets seven young people who are in the care of their council and sets out to help them express their experiences through words and perform them to a packed theatre of decision-makers.

This is Us

Paige Mackenzie chats to care leavers and estranged students as they journey through university and beyond, guided by 3 songs that they associate with significant times in their lives. Produced with the Unite Foundation.

Care in Covid Podcast

Paige Mackenzie chats to care leavers and estranged students as they journey through university and beyond, guided by 3 songs that they associate with significant times in their lives. Produced with the Unite Foundation.

NeuroLove Soundcloud

We have created our own NeuroLove Soundcloud account. We will update this with any useful podcasts we find relevant for people who are care experienced.

Poems

Children in care unlock emotions through poetry

Anger, despair, joy and disappointment – David Brindle on a moving publication that offers an insight into the roller-coaster of emotions experienced by children in care

Professionals

Language that Cares

Supporting LGBTQ+ Young People

Trans Youth in Care