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Do you have the skill, energy and enthusiasm to deliver Become’s services and programmes? We have two exciting roles available in our services team. Apply now 👉https://t.co/Z2kiqjaFDm At Become, we are always keen to receive applications from #CareExperienced people 👐
Today, we’re celebrating everyone who has kindly chosen to support us through their family trust. We’re so grateful for your commitment to supporting children in care and young care leavers and delighted that you’ve chosen to work with Become 💜 https://t.co/l4UMh22OTG
April is #CareExperiencedHistoryMonth, a month dedicated to celebrating and commemorating the lives of #CEP. Today, we want to amplify @lgbtyouthincare 🏳️🌈 LGBT Youth in Care is dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ care experienced young people. 👉 https://t.co/OXwWmUy71E #CEHM
We’re calling on the government to #KeepCaringTo18 📣 Every child deserves care but new legislation will leave thousands of children without it. Join our campaign to show your support for children in care 👉 https://t.co/tSfgi4fZYT
👉 Important read about #CareExperienced students and higher education. If you are in or leaving care and need higher education support, you can call our Care Advice Line to speak to our friendly Higher and Further Education Specialist, Jade 🧑🎓 0800 023 2033 📲 https://t.co/CcgbAeTBDA
Good news for care leavers: Shared Accommodation Rate exemption
11 Mar 2021
The Shared Accommodation Rate exemption for care leavers will now be extended from age 22 to 25 in June 2021, instead of 2023 as previously planned. This was announced in the government’s 2021 Budget and we’re really pleased to see it.
Increasing diversity as we welcome new Trustees
08 Mar 2021
We recently recruited new trustees to our Board with a focus on improving diversity. Whilst we didn’t get everything right, the process worked for us and resulted in some excellent new appointments and a far more diverse board.
Get involved: Become announces new initiative supported by Children in Need
17 Dec 2020
In partnership with Children in Need, we are looking for young care-experienced people aged 16-18 to help us develop a series of workshops on building and maintaining healthy relationships for other care experienced young people aged 13-18.