We want you to feel part of society and to feel you make a positive contribution to it. We can help you participate in society in the following ways:

  • provide information about groups and activities in your area
  • support you to get education, training and work in your area
  • support you to enrol on the electoral register, so that you can vote
  • support you to access local leisure activities.
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Your identity

Speak to your personal advisor if you need extra support with language, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or your gender identity.

They are there to support you and can help you with your identification documents and to access your file. 

Your views

We want to make sure your voice is heard. You are the expert on your experiences and how these impact you. You are also an expert on how services helped or hindered you.

We want to hear from you about your experiences and what we can do to improve services for others. 

We will listen to your views, but will not tolerate abuse or aggression. We will treat you with respect and expect the same from you.

If there are exceptional circumstances and you wish to change your personal advisor we will listen to your views and consider if this is necessary. We will speak with you about this and ensure we all agree on what is best.

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Your vote

Once you are 18 you will be able to vote. This means you can have your say on local and national issues. Anyone who wants to vote must be registered. You can register to vote online or by post.

Travelling for worship

If you wish to attend a specific place of worship, we will support your travel costs on special occasions, for example during festive periods.

We will fund travel up to 4 times a year, and we will buy the train tickets for you.

Speak to your personal advisor if you need support to find a safe place of worship in your area.

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More support

  • Young Lives Foundation: offer mentoring, advocacy services and advice and guidance services. They can help you resolve any challenges you are facing. 
  • Stonewall: an LGBTQ rights charity. Stonewall’s work focuses on working with organisations to bring equality to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at home, at school, and at work.
  • Mermaids: a charity for gender diverse children, young people, and their families.
  • Coram Voice: want all care experienced young people to take part in A National Voice and become part of their online community. Join the conversation by visiting their Twitter account @CoramVoice and searching through the hashtag #ANationalVoice.
  • Rees Foundation: offer help and advice to care-experienced individuals with any concerns they may have. They also run projects which aim to make a difference to and celebrate the personal and professional achievements of those who have experienced being in care, no matter how big or small.

Tell us your views

Our Local Offer for care leavers webpages have been updated and refreshed. Tell us what you think and any improvements we could make using our online survey.

Take part in the feedback survey