A visit to: Trelya

A visit to: Trelya Trelya operates out of a small building, 15 minutes walk away from the seafront on the Western tip of Cornwall.  The local road signs direct you to Lands End. Much of what little space the charity does have is given over to children and young people: there is a nursery on […]

A visit to: Carefree Cornwall

A visit to: Carefree Cornwall Based in the former tin-mining town of Redruth, Carefree supports young people who are in or who have left care.  The team work with young people from across this large county, overcoming the numerous challenges set by Cornwall’s geography to provide a wide-range of fun, useful, age-appropriate activities which develop care-experienced young […]

A visit to: Just for Kids Law

A visit to: Just for Kids Law Just for Kids Law (JfKL) is a national charity which works with and for children and young people to ensure their legal rights and entitlements are respected and promoted, and their voices heard and valued. As well as offering holistic support, JfKL also fight for wider reform, using […]

A visit to: The Magdalene Group

A visit to: The Magdalene Group Based in Norwich and delivering services across Norfolk, The Magdalene Group runs a variety of projects which are aimed at raising awareness and preventing the exploitation of women and young people.  Their services include education, advice and tailored one-to-one support, and they have recently opened their first accommodation, providing […]

A visit to: The Mix

A visit to: The Mix The Mix provides information and advice for under 25s, giving young people the resources and tools to make informed decisions about their mental and physical well-being.  From mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs, The Mix covers a huge range of topics across […]

The Listening Fund: do we hear that it is time for change?

On Monday 1st April, the Listening Fund’s partners and funders gathered together to try and answer one question: how we can better listen to young people so that they are empowered to improve the circumstances, organisations and services which affect their lives?  By 5pm, we were facing a second, more challenging question, and it came […]

A visit to: Kent Refugee Action Network

Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) works with young people aged 16-24 who have arrived in Kent alone and who are seeking asylum.  The organisation is based in Canterbury but works across the county, providing emotional, educational and practical support to young people who have often led very turbulent lives and who, on arriving in the […]

A visit to: Leap Confronting Conflict

Leap Confronting Conflict is a North London-based organisation which works alongside 11-25 year olds to help them better understand themselves and their relationship with conflict, and to use this improved understanding to make changes in their lives.  As well as working directly with young people, Leap offers training programmes for those who work with young […]

A visit to: The Drive Forward Foundation

The Drive Forward Foundation started in 2010 as a bespoke recruitment service for young people leaving care. However, from this work Drive Forward rapidly realised recruitment support on its own would not be sufficient to improve outcomes for care leavers. The Foundation therefore began to offer additional services, working as holistically as possible to provide […]

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