Durham Children in Care Council held a care leavers challenge for policy holders, decisions makers and anyone working with children and young people to sign up to one or two weeks, ‘Living life in the footsteps of a care leaver’.
The challenge takes place every year.
This meant living on a budget of £57.90 a week.
The aim of the challenge was to raise awareness of the difficulties care leavers face on a daily basis and hopefully get more people talking about it so that it leads to a change.
Lots of Councillors, managers and decision makers within Durham County Council have took part. To find out the results of the challenge and the issues raised or If you interested in running this scheme in your local authority?
Then contact Ellie on her email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 0191 3077030.