Critical support to 40 care affected girls (13-18 years) over the summer holidays at a time when they are most vulnerable to food poverty and violence. We will organise a respite trip for 15 girls, provide 25 girls with food/hygiene packages and mental health support via peer mentoring sessions.
Our ‘sisters’ were devasted by Covid-19 where they were unable to meet their basic needs and saw support services closing. In the midst of recovering from this, the cost of living crisis continues to put many girls at heightened risk of exploitation and we continue to see increased mental health needs. Care affected girls are already significantly more likely to have a reduced economic and educational outlook and increased chances of abuse and a prison record.
We exist to break the cycle of disadvantage and develop a new model of life changing support. Whilst our programmes empower girls to increase resilience, economic outlook and independence, many require additional support over key times of the year to continue their positive journey. Our respite trip, extra mentoring and support parcels provide an additional support network and financial buffer during the summer holidays when they are most vulnerable.