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We support young people and adults who’ve had foster care or residential care experience. We’re here to make sure that anyone with care experience can get the support they need to help them achieve their maximum potential.


We understand that leaving foster care or residential care can be a real challenge for young people. The transition to independent living can be very difficult for care leavers when compared to the same transition for people with a family support network; it can have an impact throughout their lifetime. We all need advice, support and positive relationships to in order to thrive – no matter what stage we’re at in life!


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“It was a great opportunity; it’s definitely something I’d like to do more of because I enjoyed it that much. Being part of an interview panel is obviously really useful because it means that you get your voice out there!”

Kieran Parsonage

“The people I sat on the panel with were very friendly and easy to talk to. The experience was very interesting sitting on an interview panel and seeing what it was like from the other side of the table. Also a learning experience on what people look for when interviewing.”

Mark Taylor

“It was really good, we took turns to ask questions (I was allocated a few questions) and we recorded each response. It felt dead professional; it was really nice to be treated as an equal.”

Samraj Singh

“This has been my greatest strength over the years throughout my adult life the ability to ask for help is one thing, but having someone there to actually help is another!”

Ian Thomas

“Volunteering for the Rees Foundation- using your experience and skills to help out- This has contributed to giving me a sense of worth, my views and expressions are heard as I’m given the opportunity to advocate for myself and others with care experience.”

Ian Thomas

Latest News

Care Leavers Foundation Merger Talks

Care Leavers Foundation Merger Talks

We are excited to announce that The Care Leavers Foundation and Rees Foundation are currently in advanced discussions with regard…..

August 25, 2016

Seeking Care Leavers for IFCO 2016

Seeking Care Leavers for IFCO 2016

We’re sponsoring 4 places at the 2016 IFCO conference in Sheffield from the 1st-4th September. We’re looking for people to…..

August 8, 2016

The Revolution in Birmingham

The Revolution in Birmingham

Last week the Rees Foundation hosted the Your Story Revolution for Care Leavers at the Ackers Residential centre in Birmingham……

July 28, 2016