At Hepp we understand that progressing into higher education is a big decision, which can be daunting and confusing. To help you make that decision, we have created the following resource “The Hepp guide to higher education for care experienced students”.
For further information, activities and clips scroll down the page.
Universities and other higher education providers are here to help you on your journey and provide lots of support. They want to find ways to make higher education work for you. Being care experienced or in kinship care should never stop you from reaching your dreams, ambitions or goals.
Going to university or college can:
- open up many more career opportunities and develop and further your life skills
- allow you to gain the skills you need to help get your dream job, and potentially earn more money in your working life
- give you the chance to make lasting friendships, adapt more quickly to a changing world and have greater self-confidence
If you have any questions however small, please get in touch using the Contact Us form. Hepp are here to help you reach your aspirations.
Become. The Charity for Children in Care and Young Care Leavers
Propel – Created by ‘Become.’ this resource helps care leavers access higher education.
NNECL – National Network for the Education of Care Leavers
The Care Leavers Association – Further education and higher education information page.
Unite Foundation + our scholarship = This is us – A student-led community space for care leavers and estranged students going into higher education. Also includes information on the Unite Foundation Scholarship
Care Leaver Local Offer: Compare Council Performance
Compare different local authorities across England to discover how they support care leavers and encourage councils to improve support in multiple areas, including:
- health and well-being
- education and training
- participation in society.
Amazing research by Terry Galloway based on a research piece to investigate the accessibility of local offers for young people transitioning from the care system into independence (Care Leavers) in local authorities in England.
The site is about empowering young people to campaign for the things they want. It is about creating systemic change together and a platform for all those that are interested in getting things improved for our children in care and care leavers.