Contact Group Announce The Who Cares? Trust as their Choice of Company Charity for 2016
Contact Group are delighted to announce our choice of company charity for 2016 – The Who Cares? Trust, the leading charity for making a difference to the lives and outcomes of children in care.
They support and empower children in care and young care leavers through their engagement programme, including running life skills workshops for young care leavers, organising work experience and providing one-to-one support and guidance to young people in their care.
The Who Cares? Trust have recently launched a new website aiming to help care leavers into higher education. The website, Propel is a new, fully searchable website, which provides care leavers with information on the support available to them from colleges and universities offering higher education (HE) courses across the UK. The website, developed by The Who Cares? Trust aims to inspire more care-experienced young people to see that they could further their ambitions by going to university or college.
Young people considering applying for an HE course at college or university – and the professionals supporting them – will be able to access full information about each institution’s pastoral and financial provision for care leavers, as well as inspirational stories from care-experienced students. Using Propel, young people will be able to make an informed choice about the right course at the right institution for them and help them ensure that they access all the support to which they are entitled, reducing the numbers of care leavers forced to drop out.