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Inspired to achieve – Care Leavers Week special blog
27 October 2017 by Guest Blogger

Inspired to achieve – Care Leavers Week special blog

My name is Sam. I was a care leaver in 2011 who arrived on the shores of Swansea – then the beloved Swansea Metropolitan, to study Education (and transition to become a Primary School Teacher). The...Read more »

New website to help care leavers make the right choice in education and work
24 May 2017 by Shane Chowen

New website to help care leavers make the right choice in education and work

A new website to help care leavers make informed decisions about education and work has been launched by Learning and Work Institute today. Supported by the Department for Education, Skills Support for Care Leavers aims to help...Read more »

What Employers Want programme provides new opportunities for young people
2 November 2016

What Employers Want programme provides new opportunities for young people

With the success of the What Employers Want programme, culminating in the creation of the What Employers Want website, Learning and Work are pleased to announce the exciting next phase of the project to tackle youth unemployment.

Learning and Work for care leavers in Wales and England
19 October 2016

Learning and Work for care leavers in Wales and England

To mark the start of National Care Leavers’ Week, Learning and Work Institute is launching new ways to improve the chances for Looked After Young People and Care Leavers.

My journey from ‘care leaver’ to trainee solicitor at a top city law firm
26 October 2015 by Richele Bridge

My journey from ‘care leaver’ to trainee solicitor at a top city law firm

Twenty-six year old Richele lived in care until she was 17. For National Care Leavers’ Week, she’s sharing her journey to becoming a trainee solicitor, through sheer determination and dedication.

How pathway planning helps care-leavers to learn
27 October 2014 by Amy

How pathway planning helps care-leavers to learn

In the first of a series of blogs for National Care Leavers Week, we hear from Amy, a care-leaver from the south-east of England, who is currently studying for a Masters Degree.  I was taken into...Read more »

What chances do young adult care leavers have in education and work?
15 April 2014 by Guest Blogger

What chances do young adult care leavers have in education and work?

When I was at school, aged 17, trying to make decisions about going on to university or leaving and finding work, there was little offered in the way of careers advice or support, and times were much more buoyant then.

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