Covenant Stories

Supporting care leavers to be financially independent.

Signatory: LifeSkills created with Barclays
Location: Nationwide

What is ‘LifeSkills created with Barclays’?

LifeSkills created with Barclays is a free employability programme which gives people the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed in work. LifeSkills has supported over 10 million people since launching in 2013.

LifeSkills were an early signatory of the Covenant in 2018 and have committed to supporting care leavers through specially tailored educational materials, which are invaluable for building financial competence and independence.

What’s the story?

LifeSkills created a specific suite of lesson plans with topics ranging from paying bills, to budgeting, saving, being fraud aware and more, which are marked as ‘care leaver content’, and easily searchable on the LifeSkills website. There are also interactive tools, films and activities within the ‘Young People’ hub which young people can access in their own time, to develop their financial and core transferable skills.

Metro Bank

Do you relate to this?

If you, or someone you know, has been affected any of the issues covered in this article, and you feel you may benefit from our free impartial advise, do please contact us.

“It’s not like when you turn 16, 17 and all of a sudden you know how to be an adult. It doesn’t work like that… I haven’t met a care leaver, yet, who is not in debt.”

Casey, Wolverhampton