What we do

The Rees Foundation is a registered Charity (1154019) founded by Jan Rees OBE in October 2013 to support care leavers and care experienced individuals and communities across the UK, for as long as there is a need.

The Rees Foundation’s philosophy is a strength-based model, co-creating and championing with and for care leavers and care experienced people across the UK.

Our Vision ​and Values

The Rees Foundation is continuing to break new ground in developing a range of After-Care services, regional peer networks, creative activities, adventures, projects and financial support for care leavers and care experienced people; age is not a barrier to engagement. Working in partnership with care leavers and care experienced people, local authorities, VCS, other stakeholders to help inform and influence policy and best practice.

We encourage care leavers/care experienced people to join our membership to help us to grow a network of care experienced individuals and communities.

We empower the Voices of care leavers/care experienced people and are part of the difference in challenging discrimination and stigma care experienced face.

    Person Centred Approach

    • ensure care experienced are engaged and participating in as many opportunities as they wish too and are available to them
    • promote inclusion of care experienced people in all projects, activities, events, adventures
    • promote and value co-design and co-production with and for care experienced people
    • talk and act positively with and about care experienced people
    • promote care experienced innate abilities and encourage them​ to thrive and achieve their goals and capture their dreams
    • celebrate diversity and difference through inclusion​ and promote anti-discriminatory practice at all times​
    • help to inform and influence policy and good practice for care leavers/care experienced with Local Authorities, other voluntary and community sector organisations,independent fostering agencies, local and Central Government​

    Rees Care Experienced Council

    We know from experience that “good parenting” never stops and this is why we aim to develop a Rees Care Experienced Council.  To empower the Voice of care leavers/care experienced people and to keep improving our service priorities.

    I Need Help!

    Financial assistance is available in certain circumstances

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    Rees Panel Project

    Recognising the Value of Care Experience

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    Under the Sky Project

    Fully funded opportunities in ​the outdoors to care experienced adults.

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    Arts Projects

    Create it!

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