You can make a difference

Schemes and charities to help you play a part in your community

Volunteer – This is a great way to get involved and make a difference. We will let you know about voluntary work you might be interested in, there are loads of charities and organisations you could work with.

Charities – We will help you if you want to get involved in the work of different organisations and charities – including those set up to help care leavers

Information about charities that support young care leavers

The Care Leavers Association is a national user-led charity aimed at improving the lives of care leavers of all ages. They bring together the voices and experiences of care leavers to support other care leavers.

Care Leavers Foundation provides grants to care leavers who are aged 18 to 29.

Become is a leading national charity for care leavers and can provide help and advice

Citizen’s Advice provides advice about benefits, money, work, housing, law and rights, healthcare and education.

We will help you to get involved with organisations like the National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum (NLCBF) and their youth forum – the Young People’s Benchmarking Forum (YPBMF). As a young care leaver there are opportunities to get involved.

More information about the NCLBF and the YPBMF