There are regular groups, information sessions and events for care leavers across Lancashire.

We try to keep this list up to date, but please contact the organiser before you go to check the date and time of the event. 

You can also keep up to date with events on the care leavers Facebook pages:

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

or ask your personal adviser for information.

Agents For Change 29 May 9.30-5pm at Borwick Hall, Carnforth

An event planned by care leavers for care leavers! Do you want to get more involved in having a say about the service and issues that affect your life? We want you to get involved and share ideas and be inspired to get more involved in the future!

Also opportunities to take part in outdoor activities in the afternoon. There will be breakfast and lunch. If you want to attend then please let your personal adviser know. The closing date is 1 May 2019 and there are limited places available so first come first served.

Barnardo's groups

Barnardos runs LINX and other groups for children in care and care leavers. If you'd like to go to any of these groups ring Dylan, Michelle or Rebecca on 01772 629470 or see the newsletter on the Barnardo's website for more information.

Group Activities Date and time Location
The Care Leaver Forum

The forum is a group for young people leaving care or who have left care. The forum provides a a great opportunity for you to talk about issues effecting care leavers which can be fed back to the Corporate Parenting Board.

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month  6-8pm.

Bradbury House, 453 Leyland Road, Lostock Hall, PR5 5SB

LINX Combined 

Children in Care Council for looked after children and care leavers across the county (Central, East and North Lancashire). Visitors from different services and organisations often attend to speak to young people to gain their views about different topics.

Every fourth Tuesday of the month, 5.30-7.30pm

County Hall, Preston


The Children in Care Council for looked after children and care leavers in East Lancashire (Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale).

Second Wednesday of the month, 6-8pm

The Zone, Whittam Street, Burnley

Young Inspectors

Young Inspectors visit different services for children and young people to inspect them and then come up with ways that they can improve. The meetings are an opportunity to find out about upcoming inspections and write up reports for recent inspections. 

Second Tuesday of the month,6-8pm

Bradbury House, 453 Leyland Road, Lostock Hall, PR5 5SB 

Media Group A meeting where young people write the newsletters for LINX and update the participation website, internet pages and Facebook page.

First Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm. Bradbury House, 453 Leyland Road, Lostock Hall, PR5 5SB

Care leaver drop-in sessions

Drop in and get help and advice on:

  • housing
  • jobs, apprenticeships and careers
  • training and education
  • counselling services and referrals
  • relationships
  • sexual health and contraception
  • drugs and alcohol
Area Date and time Location
East (Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale) Every Thursday 11am-2pm The Zone, New Era Building, Accrington

More information and advice

There is more information in the care leavers local offer. Take a look at your voice and community for other ways to get involved and things to do.