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Summer Newsletter

Care Leavers National Movement have had a busy six months. This newsletter is designed to update you on some of our activities, share our successes and encourage you to join our campaign for better outcomes for care leavers. 

What's Inside:

> Welcome                

> The Team

> New website

> Digital Poverty

Welcome

Care Leavers National Movement is a growing movement of young people from House Projects across the country who are ambitious about improving outcomes for care leavers.
The coronavirus pandemic has been challenging on a number of levels for everyone but CLNM has shown resilience by enabling the movement to continue and grow throughout this time. 

Meet the Team

Elections for new CLNM representatives took place in April 2020 and by June 2020 we had 18 young people keen to drive the movements ambitions forward and work in partnership with The National House Project.

These young people come from eight Local House Projects across the country and meet on a six weekly basis. They are supported by a group of five care leavers who established the movement in 2019 (known as The Founders).

We had our first socially distanced meeting on 29th July which was a great success. We focused discussions in a number of areas:
1. Celebrating the fact that, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, a number of young people in House Projects have moved to live independently - click here to see Jade's story
2. Our digital poverty campaign .
3. Standardising and improving the care leaver offer for all.

Our New Website

Our new website is up and running. Our website was designed by young people for young people. It gives opportunities for young people to share experiences and advice, find out useful information and get involved in campaigning for better support for care leavers with the view to create better outcomes.
Visit our website

Digital Poverty Campaign

Digital connectivity is an essential part of today’s society. Care leavers are excluded from society because they do not have the means to be connected and, stay connected. The digital divide between care leavers and the rest of society has grown considerably throughout lockdown which heightens the need for stakeholders (Government, Local Authorities and Business's) to come together to address this crisis at a national level.
Find out more
Help to keep the ambitions of Care Leavers alive and support their Digital Poverty campaign by donating here!
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