Getting Ready Project
Care experienced young people who are transitioning from care to independent living
The Getting Ready project complements the current Welsh Government ‘When I am Ready’ scheme. It provides a more intensive intervention which seeks to echo the support and guidance that non-looked after young people receive within a family setting. The project delivered by Voices from Care Cymru with Children in Wales, is supported by funding through the Welsh Government ‘Suitable Provision and Support Innovation Fund – Homelessness Prevention Grant’.
The project aims are to:
A key aspect of the project has been the creation and provision of a suite of resources to enhance care experienced young people’s knowledge and understanding of their rights and entitlements when planning to leave care. Along with the delivery of accompanying workshops to young people, these resources have been used by young people and professionals to provide support for young people to safely transition from care. This will reduce the risk of homelessness and achieve housing stability amongst care leavers. The resources specifically focus on building young people’s financial capability, in line with the core themes outlined in the Welsh Government’s Financial Inclusion Strategy document:
1. Access to affordable credit and financial services
2. Access to financial information, including debt advice
3. Building financial understanding and capability