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Further advice for care leavers

The Care Leavers' Service can help with negotiating solutions or signposting you to other agencies/services that can help you.

Your Personal Advisor can provide you with advice and guidance on many day to day issues. They are there to help you deal with difficulties or problems and have lots of connections with other services/organisations that can offer you the help you may need.

Please take the time to talk to your PA if you have a problem or just want some general advice or information because dealing with things early can help prevent issues turning into bigger problems.

As well as talking to your PA there are lots of other places you can go for help as a Care Leaver:

Website: NYAS Advocacy Service (opens in a new window)
NYAS is a UK charity providing information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales.
Tel: 0808 8081001 (Freephone) or send an email to help@nyas.net

Website: Catch22 (opens in a new window)
Catch22’s wide ranging provision delivers holistic support to looked after children and care leavers whilst in care and once they have left care to improve their life chances
Tel: 02073 364800

Website: Voice (opens in a new window)
Offers advocacy support to care leavers and children in care, including a national helpline.
Call 0808 8005792 (Freephone)

Website: Become (opens in a new window)
They have produced a range of resources for professional and young people.
Tel:  0800 0232033 (Freephone) or email advice@becomecharity.org.uk

Website: Care Leavers’ Foundation (opens in a new window)
Small grants scheme for care leavers aged up to 29.
Tel: 01678 540598

Website: The Care Leavers’ Association (opens in a new window)
National Charity run by care leavers offering support and advice.
Tel: 0161 2365665

Website: Rees Foundation (opens in a new window)
Registered charity who creates networks and opportunities for
people with care experiences including financial support.

Website: Coram Voice (opens in a new window)
Coram advocacy services provide children with a professional adult who will listen to them, establish their wishes, opinions and fears, and ensure their voice is heard. Help them to navigate the system, challenge decisions and make certain their rights and wellbeing are prioritised.
Tel: 0808 8005792 (Freephone) or email help@coramvoice.org.uk

Groups and activities for young people living in Worcestershire
A directory of groups and activities for young people living in Worcestershire