Useful links for coping with Covid-19

Become

We understand that lots of care-experienced young people might be feeling anxious about coronavirus (COVID-19). Things can feel quite overwhelming, especially if you don’t have family around to talk to. At Become, we’re here for you. If you’ve got questions about the impact of coronavirus on the care you’re receiving, want some personal advice, or just need someone to talk to, you can get in touch with us on 0800 023 2033 or at advice@becomecharity.org.uk.

Rees Foundation Time to Talk

We are committed to providing support to care experienced individuals during these challenging times. We have a team of qualified support workers at the end of the phone, so don’t be alone. You can call our ‘Time To Talk’ service between 9am and 5pm on 0330 094 5645 or get in touch via contactus@reesfoundation.org.

UK Youth

Online Coronavirus support for young people can be found here. 

Young Minds

Looking after your mental health while self-isolating. Some tips that may help can be found on here.  

NYAS 

Despite the challenging circumstances, we want our young people to know that NYAS will continue to provide our services. We’re all in this together. If you know someone in need of support, call our helpline on 0808 808 1001.

The Children’s Society

Support for mental and emotional well-being can be found here.  

Useful links

Part of the way we serve you is to point you to other organisations that can also provide information and support.

Tucker Solicitors 

They have made a pledge to Care Leavers Covenant which have specific details as to their offer to ensure care leavers are supported.

RSVP

RSVP is an award winning, long established and well respected specialist charity supporting children and adults of all genders following rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. Please click the link below for confidential help and support.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Financial support, guidance and free legal advice.

Job Center 

Benefits and Employment advice. 

Center Point 

Supporting homeless young people. 

The Salvation Army 

Supporting the homeless

National Homeless Advice Service 

Offering advice about homelessness and the provision of emergency housing for care leavers. 

Refugee Council 

Support and advice for refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. 

Talk to Frank 

Offers information, support and guidance on drugs/alcohol. 

Young Stonewall 

Providing support to empower all young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to live free from discrimination and fulfill their potential. 

Brook 

Free and confidential sexual health and well being advice. 

UCAS 

Information about educational courses available nationally and support for you to apply for university. 

The Care Leavers Foundation 

Offering support and small grants to care leavers aged 18-29. 

Princes Trust 

Offering support to young people 11-30 who are unemployed, find school difficult and are at risk of exclusion. 

Student Finance 

Offering financial support and guidance.

Buttle Charity 

Offers help with grants for education for children and young people who are in need of help and support. 

PohWer advocacy 

Charity offering advocacy and advice services across England.

Care leavers Covenant

A commitment from public, private and voluntary sector organisations to support people leaving care.

The Eve Brook Fund

Offering scholarships for West Midland based CEPs.

Shelter

Advice and support for the homeless.

Samaritans

Offering support to everyone, whatever you're going through 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Welland Trust

Our sister charity helping care experienced individuals to transform their lives.

I Need Help!

Financial assistance is available in certain circumstances

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Rees Panel Project

Recognising the Value of Care Experience

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Under the Sky Project

Fully funded opportunities in ​the outdoors to care experienced adults.

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Arts Projects

Create it!

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