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For Young people

In care? Or recently left? This is the section for you…

Call our Care Advice Line - it's free

In care or a care leaver? Looking for help and advice? Talk to us in confidence – online or over the phone on our dedicated helpline for young people. We really know our stuff about the care system and what everyone’s rights and entitlements are! Call us for free on 0800 023 2033 between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or email us at advice@becomecharity.org.uk

Coronavirus advice

We understand that lots of care-experienced young people might be feeling anxious about coronavirus (COVID-19). Things can feel quite overwhelming, especially if you don’t have family around to talk to. Informed by our Care Advice Line, our Coronavirus Advice page answers some questions you may have and has some tips on how you can stay calm and relaxed at this difficult time.

Coaching

We offer free coaching to care experienced young people aged 16-27. Our team can support you in creating a thorough plan on how to reach your goal whilst identifying the areas stopping you. Through looking at self-sabotaging behaviours, your values and how they play a part and working around what works for you, we can support you to smash your goal and develop the tools to help you with others.

Weekly Link-Ups

Our Link-Ups are a virtual hang out where young people can come together to chat, develop a sense of community and have fun together. We play lots of games, get competitive with quizzes, debate various topics and sometimes cook or craft together.

Care Factsheets

Our Advice and Information team take calls from young people in care and care leavers on lots of different subjects. They often get asked about managing money, how the care system works and what young care leavers are entitled to. That’s why we’ve put together FREE factsheets, available for you to download and keep. Simply click the button below to view and download the factsheets.

Propel yourself into higher education

Many care leavers go on to achieve amazing things in higher education. So can you. Propel is a fully searchable website for care leavers providing information on the support available to you at colleges and universities across the UK.

"Genuinely in the 10 minute call I had more help than in the last 18 months."
-Caller to the Care Advice Line