LIVE UNLIMITED

Live Unlimited helping children in care to thrive

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.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1176418)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£21,750

Donations

14

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

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.

Solution

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."

    — Mellie, foster carer, gives feedback on our Outdoor Club, an activity group for 9-13 year olds

  • “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.”

    — Mahmoud was so proud of passing his driving test thanks to our Driving Ahead scheme