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Care Leaver Covenant and Voluntary Sector Case Study

Care Leaver Covenant and Voluntary Sector Case Study

How we’ve come to collaborate with leading care leaver charities and other voluntary organisations across the country. Organisations that sign up to the Covenant make ‘offers’ of support relating to education, employment, training, housing, security, health, financial...

‘Life of Ryan’ a Spectra Original

‘Life of Ryan’ a Spectra Original

This is a short animation which depicts the care journey of our first Care Leaver Covenant ambassador. Told through Ryan’s eyes, this narrative charts his route through care, detailing some of his difficulties – the ups and downs, but also what it means to have a...

Pure Insight

Pure Insight

Pure Insight is a charity, working alongside leaving care teams in Stockport, Trafford and Cheshire East, to provide networking, mentoring, parental support, mental-health support, and a range of other support services for care leavers. BackgroundPure Insight was...

Go Higher West Yorkshire: A Multi-Faceted Commitment

Go Higher West Yorkshire: A Multi-Faceted Commitment

A partnership of 12 colleges and universities in West Yorkshire that offers enhanced support and various programmes to care leavers on their 'student journey' from school to higher education and into work. The PartnershipGo Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) is a regional...

Open House Project - an intensive 12-week programme of life skills and employability workshops.

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The Open House Project runs twice a year. It is an intensive 12-week programme of life skills and employability workshops, drama sessions and rehearsals, and 3 weeks of public performance. 

As well as enabling young people to participate in professional theatre and work with first class creative teams, the programme builds confidence and self-esteem and provides a valuable opportunity for young people to develop skills such as time-keeping, team work and improved communication skills. 

The Project is designed to support care leavers’ wellbeing, improve resilience and the ability to make better informed decisions.

During the Project, members receive pastoral support and have access to a counsellor. Afterwards, The Big House continues to offer members support for up to a year, helping them to move forward in their next steps. 

After the Project care leavers become part of the wider community at The Big House accessing a range of social events and are eligible to get paid job opportunities within The Big House Means Business to train social care sector staff and deliver empathy workshops within the corporate and wider community. They can also access Buddy roles which allow them to mentor and support younger members new to The Big House.

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