National Care Leavers Week 2021

Join us in celebrating National Care Leavers Week from Monday 25 October – Sunday 31 October 2021.

This year we are focussing on the theme of ‘Empathise & Empower’ in our events and activities, looking at how we can support care experienced young people into opportunities that will make a difference to their lives.

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The events calendar below will keep you up-to-date with all activities run by ourselves and others across the sector over the week.

Please email if you would like to add your event to the calendar.

You can also make your thoughts heard, over the week, by using the hashtag on Twitter. Scroll down to see what people have been saying.

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National Care Leavers Week 2021 Events

Half Term Picnic – Barnstaple

Rock Park - Barnstaple Barnstaple, Devon

Care experienced, care leaver or in care? Half term picnic in Barnstaple's Rock Park, all ages welcome.

Half Term Picnic – Plymouth

Central Park - Plymouth Alma Road, Plymouth, Devon

Care experienced, care leaver or in care? Half term picnic in Plymouth's Central Park, all ages welcome.

Meet the Rees Foundation Team in Worcester

Mix Bakery & Cafe The County Enterprise Building, St Pauls StreetWorcester,

Catch up with some of the Rees Foundation team at The Mix Café & Bakery In Worcester! We'll be there Tues 26th from 1.30-3.30pm, with free cakes! Rees Guest Card […]

Empower Hour with Reed Talent Solutions

Online, live-streamed

Join Megan Roberts, Senior Account Manager at Reed Talent Solutions, for our Empower Hour! Megan will be live on our Instagram account, to answer your questions about careers support from Reed. Join Megan online at 2-3pm, Tuesday 26th October.

Empower Hour with John Lewis

Online, live-streamed

Join Ceira Thom, Partner & Head of Learning at John Lewis for our Empower Hour! Ceira will be live on our Instagram account, to answer your questions about careers at John Lewis.
Join her online at 4-5pm, Tuesday 26th October.

Half Term Picnic – Exeter

Riverside Valley Park - Exeter 15 West Grove Road, Exeter, Devon

Care experienced, care leaver or in care? Half term picnic in Exeter's Riverside Valley Park (by the skate ramps), all ages welcome.

Empower Hour with Metro Bank

Online, live-streamed

Join Lewis Maybey, Lead Customer Experience Manager at Metro Bank for our Empower Hour! Lewis will be live on our Instagram account, to answer your questions about banking and finances.
Join him online at 1-2pm, Wednesday 27th October.

EHyou: Supporting Care Leaver students in HE

Online, live-streamed

This one hour virtual session will identify the support available to students in HE who have experience of Local Authority care with Edge Hill University, Lancashire.

NLCBF/YPBMF Care Leavers Celebration Event

Online, live-streamed

Our 6th annual event for National Care Leavers Week is co-designed and delivered by YPBMF (care experienced) Champions and NLCBF Care Experienced Sessional Worker with the NLCBF Team. This year […]

Half Term Picnic – Torquay

Tore Abbey Park - Torquay Torbay Road, Torquay, Devon

Care experienced, care leaver or in care? Half term picnic in Torquay's Tore Abbey Park, all ages welcome.

Empower Hour with Thames Water

Online, live-streamed

Join Leigh Maxfield, Employment & Skills Partner at Thames Water for our Empower Hour! Leigh will be live on our Instagram account, to answer your questions about opportunities at Thames Water.
Join him online at 2-3pm, Thursday 28th October.

EHyou: Supporting Care Leaver students in HE

Online, live-streamed

This one hour virtual session will identify the support available to students in HE who have experience of Local Authority care with Edge Hill University, Lancashire.

Empower Hour with Transitions UK

Online, live-streamed

Join Transitions UK for our Empower Hour! They will be live on our Instagram account, to answer your questions about how they can support you in your transition from care.
Join them online at 12:30-1:30pm, Friday 29th October.

Tried and Trusted Arts Workshop

UCL Gower Street,London,

Are you Care Experienced and thinking about Higher Education?

Care-experienced young people thinking about attending UCL can attend a free creative workshop on 30 October, 11-4pm.

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