Events

Coronavirus: information for care leavers

All face to face groups and activities are cancelled until further notice, in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-90).

The Become website includes some useful information for care leavers on coronavirus.

We will also be using our care leavers Facebook pages to share information to support you:

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

National Care Leavers’ Week 2021

Events for care leavers 25-29 October 2021

If you're interested in any of these events speak to your Personal Advisor.

Monday

Join us for the virtual opening ceremony to kick off Care Leavers Week. Some of our young people will be sharing their life experiences and journeys. There will be an opportunity to ask any questions about the week ahead and we will end with an interactive quiz. If you wish to join in, you can request an email invite to the event.

Tuesday

Cook and Crafts – 5-7pm

Venues across Lancashire: Milton Street Youth Zone Fleetwood, Walton Le dale Youth Zone, Bamber Bridge, Colne. Some venues are TBC due to Covid restrictions but transport costs will be provided to venues.

Come join us at a venue closest to you to take part of a Cooking Challenge and Positive Stone decorating.

Wednesday

During the day, we will be taking a hike up Beacon Fell and will distribute our stone art for others to find. We will also be undertaking some activities during our hike.

There will be some refreshments available on the day but make sure you have eaten and are well hydrated. Wear some warm clothes, suitable footwear and a have waterproof available. If you don’t have something that you may need, speak with your Personal Advisor.

Friday

In the evening, we will host our closing ceremony for Care Leavers Week, this where we will celebration positive achievements, have some guest speakers and share the “My achievements” Exhibition submissions from Care Leavers across the county. The details surrounding the ceremony are to be confirmed due to the ongoing pandemic.

Care Leaver Exhibition - My Achievements

We wish for young people to express their talents and achievements. The theme of the exhibition is "What Are My Achievements". We wish for young people to express this however they would like to. For example, it could be a poem, a piece of ART work, photograph or even a sentence to describe what you feel that you have achieved.

If you wish for support with this, during care leavers week, there will be an opportunity to access support through Personal Advisors in your local area. We can also provide some basic materials for you. If you wish to contribute to the exhibition, please notify your Personal Advisor and have your work completed by 25 October 2021.

Date Event
Monday 25 October Closing date for care leaver exhibition
Monday 25 October Virtual opening event
Tuesday 26 October Cooking and crafts
Wednesday 27 October Walk up beacon fell
Friday 29 October Closing event - venue TBC

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