Support for Young People in Care

Support for Young People in Care, Foster Care or Leaving Care from Hull Culture & Leisure Ltd

Hull Culture and Leisure provide a guaranteed job interview for care leavers, and offer apprenticeship opportunities and work placements to support for young people in care, foster care or for those leaving care.

In addition to this opportunity, our individual services also provide a variety of support.

Leisure Services

Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd provide free fitness memberships for young people in or leaving care, which are available up until the age of 25 years. These are Full Live It Memberships providing access to a variety of activities including fitness gyms, classes and swimming. All memberships are subject to annual review. Foster parents and foster children, together with any other birth children in the family can receive a 50% discount on activities.

More information on our Live It Memberships can be found by visiting our Memberships page.

Library Services

Makerspace staff have worked with looked after 16+ residents as part of the Youth Arts festival, where bespoke sessions for groups were delivered by Library staff. In addition Makerspace staff have also mentored young people and liaised with care workers to assist in providing valuable experience and support for young people leaving care.

The annual Big Malarkey literacy festival has worked with the Children’s University Letterbox scheme for looked-after children, inviting them to a special and exclusive event with Children’s Laureate Chris Ridell.  The Children’s University also bring children to The Big Malarkey every year.

Close links have been forged with the fostering team at Hull City Council, where foster parents access the under 5s sessions, and there are plans to revamp parenting collections which will include some books relevant to fostering families and children in care.

Bookstart packs have been distributed to families that are going through the adoption process and staff have attended family contact sessions at HMP Prison as part of a program of organised family activities.

Partnership working during lockdown between the Library Service and Hull City Council’s Housing Pathways team resulted in the packing of book bags, which were taken to various residencies for young people aged 16 – 25 in need of support. Some of the young people Housing Pathways work with are care leavers.

 

More Information

If you would like more information please get in touch by calling 01482 614289 or info@hcandl.co.uk