Live Unlimited is focussed on helping Barnet's children in care and young care leavers through schemes aimed at reducing social isolation, improving mental health and wellbeing, teaching new skills, boosting employability, confidence and helping care leavers to find long lasting jobs they enjoy.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1176418)
Children who've spent time in care are statistically more likely to become unemployed, homeless, spend time in the criminal justice system, struggle with mental health and addiction and to feel more lonely and isolated than their peers. Covid has exacerbated their mental health issues further, reduced student learning and increased their social isolation. Their opportunities and access to employment, training and education have worsened since the pandemic, leaving many feeling lost and alone.
We want to create new opportunities for this vulnerable group of young people, making them feel valued and valuable. We'll do this by taking them on activity groups to connect with nature, learn skills, boost their confidence and make new friends. We'll give the older children and young people a chance to meet with people in a range of different jobs and industries they wouldn't usually meet. 17+ year olds will get the chance to gain their driving licence with our driving lessons scheme.
“Outdoor Club is the first thing he has loved doing in a group. He is autistic and the first time he went it was raining and I was worried he wouldn’t like it, but he came back covered in mud and talked about everything he'd done. He's been with me for two years and I've never seen him like that."
“Live Unlimited gave me the chance to learn to drive, something I could never afford. I am studying to be a plumber and having my driving licence will really help me get a job.”
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