The charity for children in care and young care leavers
October 13, 2017
This year, Become is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s largest online match funding campaign. From midday on Tuesday 28 November (#GivingTuesday) until midday on Tuesday 5 December, donations to support our work with children in care and young care leavers will be doubled.
Care is a confusing place to be. Every year, hundreds of children and young people in care and young care leavers contact our Care Advice Line, Become’s free support service. We provide guidance, advice and information about anything to do with life in or after care – whether it’s understanding how the care system works, information on housing and accommodation, dealing with money worries, accessing education and training or planning for the future.
After speaking to our Advice Worker, one young person said: “You really helped me find out a lot of information I wasn’t aware of. Genuinely, in the ten minute call, I had more help than in the last 18 months.”
Click here if you would like to find out more about Become and the Big Give Christmas Challenge.
PASSPORT TO PARLIAMENT PROJECT
Watch this video, and find out more about Become’s passport to parliament project.
BECOME COACHING PROGRAMME
At Become, we believe there is a world of potential in every young person. We believe that someone’s past does not define their future. We believe it’s possible for everyone to make positive changes in their lives. We believe it’s possible for everyone to become the person they want to be.
If you work with care-experienced young people, we’re sure you feel the same way. If you know a young person who needs help to bring about positive change in their life, consider referring them to the Become Coaching Programme.
Find out more about the Become Coaching Programme on our website
It’s time to fill out and send of UCAS applications, so if you, or a young person you know, is considering further or higher education – then Propel.org.uk is the perfect place to find out what support available.
Visit Propel and read about inspiring young people like Zion who have already taken the next step.
If higher or further education is for you, start your journey with Propel to ensure that you’re armed with all the information you need.
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO TALK TO?
Are you in care, a care leaver, or supporting someone who is?
LOOKING FOR HELP AND ADVICE?
Call their Free Care Advice Line on
0800 023 2033
or send them an email
Lines are open Monday to Friday 10:30am to 3:00pm