A national helpline providing information and advice to children in care, care leavers and adults supporting them.
Care experienced young people up to age 27 can get in touch if they have any questions about their rights and entitlements (be it financial support, housing, education etc.) or if they just need someone to talk to about how they’re feeling.
As well as providing short-term direct support, we signpost young people to the most relevant local service or agency for further support. The advice line is open from 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday and can be contacted free on 0800 023 2033 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Propel website is a great resource for those considering further and higher education; it contains information about the support that’s available to care leavers at UK colleges and universities throughout the UK, plus advice on funding, applications and inspiring stories from other care-experienced students.
At Become, we have a specialised education advisor who provides 1:1 support to care experienced young people supporting around education queries. To request support, call our Care Advice Line on 0800 023 2033 or email email@example.com.
LINK – UP’S
We run a weekly online Link-Up every Tuesday from 5:30-7pm. The Link-Up is a space for care experienced young people (aged 18-27) from across the country to come together, play games, make friends and raise each other’s spirits! We often have themed specials and guest take-overs. To join the Link-Up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities for care-experienced young people to share their expertise and support Become to campaign for change in the care system.
You can meet and work alongside others with lived experience of care to help shape our policy, research and communications work. You can find our more, or sign up, here: