Events and community

We will give you information and support to help you participate in society and be part of your community.

We will encourage and help you to enrol on the Electoral Register, so you can vote in elections.

Your personal adviser will tell you about clubs, groups and projects in your area that might suit your interests.

We've put some links at the end of this page that you might be interested in.


We also use Instagram to share information about events, follow us to keep updated:

The FYP on Instagram (@the_fyp_Lancashire)

Care Leavers Week

We're currently planning for Care Leavers Week 2024. Keep looking on The FYP on Instagram for more information about the programme of events and how you can get involved.


The Care Leaver Forum is a participation group for young people who are care experienced, aged 18-25 years. We meet monthly across Lancashire.

LINX, Lancashire's Children in Care council are a group of children and young people aged 8 to 17. We hold regular meetings which are informal and fun.

Lancashire's mother and little ones group

Lancashire's mother and little ones group meet on Mondays between 1pm and 3pm at the Zone in Burnley, BB11 1XD. Any Lancashire care experienced young people up to the age of 25 can come from any area and travel costs will be covered. The group runs in 8 week blocks.

Call 0300 123 6720 and ask for messages to be passed onto Claire Wilkin if you're interested.

County walking group

Come walk the paths of Lancashire. Our group does a different route every half term, bring your boots and waterproofs! If you're interested in getting involved please contact your personal advisor or email

Financial support

We will provide funding for your hobbies, leisure activities, talents or skills (based on your needs assessment, noted in your pathway plan). 

Some leisure centres offer free and subsidised memberships for care leavers aged 16-25. Contact your personal adviser for more details.

More information and advice

Take a look at your voice for more information about how you can have your say on issues that affect care leavers and children in care.

There are a range of groups and youth centres for people aged 12-19, or 25 if you have special educational needs or a disability.

The county council website has information about events in our youth zones, family hubs, libraries and museums and volunteering opportunities.

Other organisations that provide information and advice: