Care leavers get mental health support in pilot programme launched by NYAS

A programme has been launched to combat mental health issues among care leavers and help them find work. The SideBySide programme is run by the National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) in response to mental health challenges and loneliness faced by care leavers. Many are “thrust into the adult world before they are ready, facing a […]

Additional funding for care leavers announced

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced new support for young people leaving the care system including £19 million of investment into programmes that directly benefit care leavers in England. The new funding includes £10 million to expand Staying Put, a programme designed to create stable homes for care leavers as they become adults; £6 million […]