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 will also be using our care leavers Facebook pages to share information about events:

  • Central - Staycentred (Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancs)
  • North - Northview4U (Lancaster, Wyre and Fylde)
  • East - EastSide4U (Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale)


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.

Walking group

We organise walks where you can explore some of Lancashire's stunning natural beauty spots with other care leavers.

Check back later or ask your personal adviser for details of our next walk.

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 libraries and museums and volunteering opportunities.

Other organisations that provide information and advice:

  • Time Credits - give time to your community and earn Time Credits - which you can spend on activities.
  • Visit Lancashire - places to see and things to do in Lancashire