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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Government’s new cross departmental strategy to support young people leaving care was published yesterday.