The Needs of Adult Care Leavers

Young care leavers (from the age of 16 and up to their early 20s) disproportionately experience homelessness, loneliness, unemployment, poverty and a range of other disadvantages. We are committed to try to change this by lobbying to improve the currently appalling leaving care provision in the UK. You can read more about what we are doing in this area on other parts of the website, particularly the leaving care section. However, alongside the difficulties of leaving care, we are also, as an Association, concerned with issues affecting older care leavers. Many care leavers make successful transitions to adult life, despite their disadvantages. For some, problems persist. In general, even for … Continue reading The Needs of Adult Care Leavers