We want our care leavers to move into careers and higher education or gain independence. We are reaching out for help to develop a strong and sustainable support network to achieve this.
We are looking for businesses and community organisations willing to offer financial discounts or opportunities to our care leavers. Example initiatives include;
- a mentorship scheme, made up from mentors within the local business community.
- sponsorship to fund Duke of Edinburgh places, kit and expedition costs for seven of our care leavers.
- help to build employability skills, boost their confidence and help them develop their own skill set.
- donations to be able to fund our young people to take part in voluntary activities or work experience.
This is a really exciting opportunity for local organisations. You could make a real difference to young people. Who through no fault of their own have become one of the most vulnerable groups in our society. As a community we all have a social responsibility to support these young people. This could be through your social inclusion employment policies. Or your Corporate Social Responsibility funding initiatives for the local community.
If you feel that you can support our young care leavers in any way please contact Joe Gilbert. We can discuss forming a partnership of support for our young people and naming you as a Care Leaver Business Champion.
Cambridgeshire Care Leaver Community Champions
35% discount off a package of Bicycle, Lights, Lock, Helmet, Water Bottle and Holder. Plus One years free maintenance exclusively for Cambridgeshire Care Leavers
35% Discount off all furniture or accessories in store and discounted delivery, exclusively for Cambridgeshire Care Leavers
25% Discount from stock range of carpets, underlay and selected fittings exclusively for Cambridgeshire Care Leavers.
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£5,000 Grant awarded to purchase bicycles for Cambridgeshire Care Leavers to purchase bicycles to help engage with Education, Employment or Training
Offering discounted furniture and white goods for Care Leavers coupled with volunteering opportunities and guaranteed interviews for any vacancies.
Funding 30 Care Leavers to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, covering all associated costs and providing venue for activities
Gifted 200 free entries to Cambridgeshire Care Leavers
Donated 80 bags for our Care Leavers for their move out of residential care/foster care
Providing financial support including driving lessons for our Care Leavers
Grant of £3,000 to go towards Care Leaver Mentoring scheme
Grant of £537 to go towards Duke of Edinburgh Scheme costs
Hosting employability event for our Care Leavers and offering further employment based support, workshops and one-to-ones.