Events are taking place throughout the UK at local and regional level to celebrate achievement, raise awareness and promote good practice. National Care Leavers’ Week is being marked on a national level by several events in London, and a virtual event joining the whole of the care leaving community together day by day.

For the Care Leavers’ Association, Exec Member Chris Simpson, will be running information stands at Morrison’s and ASDA in his local town of Grantham. Visit him at Morrison’s from Monday 26th-Wednesday 28th October and in ASDA on Thursday 29th October.

He will also be doing a sponsored swim on Saturday 31st October to raise funds and to raise awareness about the needs of care leavers. You can sponsor him here: 

National Care Leavers’ Week is coordinated by the Care Leavers’ Foundation, formerly the Bryn Melyn Group Foundation. For more information about National Care Leavers’ Week, or the events taking place, visit